What is Adaptive Servo Ventilator?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Non-invasive Ventilator

Adaptive servo-ventilator are designed specifically to treat central sleep apnea (CSA), including complex and mixed sleep apnea. This is a VPAP machine, which differs from CPAP machines in that it delivers 2 sets of Pressures: High for inhale and low for exhale.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Central sleep apnea 2 1
Aspiration 1 0
Asthma 1 0
Breathing difficulty 1 0
Fatigue 1 0
General health 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • 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 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adaptive Servo Ventilator

Side effect Patients
Fluid retention (edema) 1

Why patients stopped taking Adaptive Servo Ventilator

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Adaptive Servo Ventilator

Duration

Currently using Adaptive Servo Ventilator

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped using Adaptive Servo Ventilator

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Adaptive Servo Ventilator

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for central sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention (edema))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Use mask liner for a full face mask. See: http://www.remzzzs.com/ http://padacheek.com/ http://quietusliners.com/
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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