What is Non-invasive Ventilator?

Category: Equipment

Most Popular Types: BiPAP w/humidifier, BiPAP, BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator, (Show all)

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NIPPV, also known as Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Pap) is an electronic breathing device used in the treatment of sleep apnoea, lung disease, and to treat respiratory weakness in ALS. Use of the device overnight improves quality of sleep, daytime sleepiness, and may improve thinking ability.

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Non-invasive Ventilator

Severe
1
Moderate
17
Mild
24
None
57

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Non-invasive Ventilator

Patients
13
Hospitalization
Patients
10
Patients
9
Hospitalization
Patients
5
Patients
4
Gas
Patients
3

Show all 43 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Non-invasive Ventilator)
Dosage
8 hr daily
Patients
149
Dosage
daily
Patients
54
Dosage
10 hr daily
Patients
44
Dosage
7 hr daily
Patients
36
Dosage
6 hr daily
Patients
34
Dosage
4 hr daily
Patients
29
Dosage
24 hr daily
Patients
23
Dosage
9 hr daily
Patients
22
Dosage
12 hr daily
Patients
22
Dosage
5 hr daily
Patients
14

Dosages based on patients currently using Non-invasive Ventilator.

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
44
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
12
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
12
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
10
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
10
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
4
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
2
See all 85 patients who’ve stopped using Non-invasive Ventilator

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Non-invasive Ventilator
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
5
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
4
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
8
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
45
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
5
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
10
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
11
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
16
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
25
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
15

Adherence


Always
Patients
63
64%
Usually
Patients
17
17%
Sometimes
Patients
18
18%
Never
Patients
1
1%

Burden


Very
Patients
15
15%
Somewhat
Patients
26
26%
A little
Patients
34
34%
Not at all
Patients
24
24%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
57
136%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
4
10%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
7
17%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
3
7%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
27
64%
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35 patient evaluations for Non-invasive Ventilator

jockamo
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jockamo
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See jockamo's full Non-invasive Ventilator history

Jul 19, 2015 (Started Jul 22, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Breathing difficulty: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: listen to your doctor and use the bpap asap

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wrgguts
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wrgguts
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See wrgguts's full Non-invasive Ventilator history

Jul 18, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Decreased diaphragm strength: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 23 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Tommy Maker
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Tommy Maker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

See Tommy Maker's full Non-invasive Ventilator history

Mar 22, 2013 (Started Jan 02, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I'm new to this device. I've had it for a year but I've only just started to use it on a regular basis. I try to put 3 to 4 hours into each day. I do this because at times I feel a slight breathlessness and also because my voice appears weak. It also appears to raise my energy levels.
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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