What is VPAP?

Category: Equipment

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See also: ResMed VPAP Adapt

Variable Positive Airway Pressure machines are used by people who need respiratory support during sleep. It has two phases of operation IPAP (Inspiratory PAP) and EPAP (Expiratory PAP).

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of VPAP

Severe
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Moderate
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Mild
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None
2

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with VPAP

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1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using VPAP)
Dosage
7 hr daily
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Dosage
8 hr daily
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2
Dosage
6 hr daily
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Dosage
11.5 hr daily
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Dosage
16 hr daily
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Dosage
20 hr daily
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Dosage
23 hr daily
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Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
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2
Reason
Did not seem to work
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1
See all 2 patients who’ve stopped using VPAP

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using VPAP
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
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Duration
1-2 years
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Duration
2 years or more
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1
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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1
Duration
3-6 months
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1
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
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Duration
2 years or more
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Adherence


Always
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33%
Usually
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0%
Sometimes
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2
67%
Never
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0%

Burden


Very
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0%
Somewhat
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33%
A little
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33%
Not at all
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33%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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50%
Cost per month
$100-199
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50%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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1
50%
Cost per month
< $25
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0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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0%
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1 patient evaluation for VPAP

mesquite master
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mesquite master
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

See mesquite master's full VPAP history

Dec 22, 2009 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for breathing support: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to the AVAP machine.

  • 0 helpful marks
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