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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Non-invasive Ventilator

Severe
2
Moderate
18
Mild
24
None
61

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

Patients
14
Hospitalization
Patients
11
Patients
9
Hospitalization
Patients
5
Patients
4
Gas
Patients
3

Show all 44 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Non-invasive Ventilator)
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 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
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
4
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
4
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
9
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
70
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
67
64%
Usually
Patients
19
18%
Sometimes
Patients
18
17%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
1
1%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
16
15%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
28
27%
A little hard to take
Patients
34
32%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
27
26%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
3
3%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
4
4%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
7
7%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
3
3%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
28
27%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
60
57%
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36 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)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
wrgguts
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wrgguts
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Decreased diaphragm strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Granulation tissue both peg and trach site)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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: g
I have:
ALS

See Tommy Maker's full Non-invasive Ventilator history

Mar 22, 2013 (Started Jan 02, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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