What is BiPAP w/humidifier?

Category: Equipment

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A Bi-Pap or CPAP humidifier is a chamber of water added to the non-invasive ventilation system in order to prevent irritation or the airways.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of BiPAP w/humidifier

Severe
0
Moderate
9
Mild
8
None
31

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with BiPAP w/humidifier

Patients
6
Patients
5
Gas
Patients
3
Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
2

Show all 26 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using BiPAP w/humidifier)
Dosage
8 hr daily
Patients
151
Dosage
daily
Patients
55
Dosage
10 hr daily
Patients
46
Dosage
6 hr daily
Patients
36
Dosage
7 hr daily
Patients
36
Dosage
4 hr daily
Patients
30
Dosage
12 hr daily
Patients
24
Dosage
24 hr daily
Patients
23
Dosage
9 hr daily
Patients
22
Dosage
5 hr daily
Patients
14

Dosages based on patients currently using BiPAP w/humidifier.

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
19
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
6
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
6
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
4
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
3
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
2
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
See all 38 patients who’ve stopped using BiPAP w/humidifier

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using BiPAP w/humidifier
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
30
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
2
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
5
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
7
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
6
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
9
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
7

Adherence


Always
Patients
31
65%
Usually
Patients
9
19%
Sometimes
Patients
8
17%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
7
15%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
13
27%
A little hard to take
Patients
16
33%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
12
25%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
4%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
5
10%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
3
6%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
13
27%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
24
50%
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16 patient evaluations for BiPAP w/humidifier

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Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See jaws-als's full BiPAP w/humidifier history

Oct 27, 2012 (Started Nov 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Abdominal bloating, Insomnia due to pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: since my feeding tube implant, I get extreme gas and bloating in my stomach while using the BiPAP. It makes it very difficult to sleep. Additionally, I sometimes wake in the middle of the night with thick mucus. Overall however, I still believe the BiPAP to have somewhat slowed down the progression of the disease.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Dec 4, 2011 (Started Nov 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: My energy levels are much improved!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
faeroe347
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faeroe347
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See faeroe347's full BiPAP w/humidifier history

May 29, 2012 (Started Jan 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support lung health)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
amma
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amma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See amma's full BiPAP w/humidifier history

Dec 5, 2011 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Breathing difficulty)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Keep trying until you find the right mask. I wore nasal pillow during the day because I found that more comfortable and I could wear my glasses. At night I wore eaither one that covered my nose and mouth or one that covered just my nose and used a chin strap to keep my mouth closed. By changing masks I was able to prevent skin problems. Don't be afraid of going out with friends with the mask on. After a while you forget about it. Little kids may ask and I would just say it helps my breathing.

Dec 15, 2009 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Breathing difficulty)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 23 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I use the nasal pillows during the day so I can wear my glasses. To give my nose a rest I use a mask at night. If I use small square band-aids on the bridge of my nose, there is less irratation

Mar 10, 2009 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Breathing difficulty)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 23 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Get a battery so you can take it with you easily

Aug 25, 2008 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fasciculations)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

  • 1 helpful mark
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