What is VPAP?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Non-invasive Ventilator

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).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

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Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with VPAP

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using VPAP

Dosage Patients
6 hr daily 2

Why patients stopped taking VPAP

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who’ve stopped using VPAP

Duration

Currently using VPAP

Duration Patients
6 months-1 year 1
2 years or more 1

Stopped using VPAP

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1

Adherence


Always
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1
33%
Usually
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0
0%
Sometimes
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2
67%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
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1
33%
A little hard to take
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1
33%
Not at all hard to take
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1
33%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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1
33%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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1
33%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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1
33%
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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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing support)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to the AVAP machine.

  • 0 helpful marks
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