What is BiPAP AVAPS?

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Generic name: Non-invasive Ventilator

BiPAP® AVAPS™ (Average Volume Assured Pressure Support) guarantees an average tidal volume by automatically adapting pressure support to meet the patient's needs on a breath-by-breath basis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breathing difficulty 13 8
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 11 10
Fatigue 1 1
Headaches 1 1
Obstructive sleep apnea 1 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1 0

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  • 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 3
Mild 6
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with BiPAP AVAPS

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 3
Biting inner cheek 1
Dry throat 1
Regurgitation 1
Sore nose where the mask rests 1
Uncomfortable 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using BiPAP AVAPS

Dosage Patients
3 hr daily 1
6 hr daily 1
8 hr daily 1
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking BiPAP AVAPS

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Doctor's advice 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped using BiPAP AVAPS

Duration

Currently using BiPAP AVAPS

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

Stopped using BiPAP AVAPS

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 12
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3 patient evaluations for BiPAP AVAPS

Aug 30, 2016 (Started May 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started May 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 6, 2012 (Started Nov 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 14 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 5, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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