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Apnea Acronyms
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PLMD would be the condition, PLM would be the movements themselves. I'll make that distinction.

What's PSG?
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For those of you who have the SleepyHead software and ResScan, what acronyms are used? And what do they mean?
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(04-12-2012, 08:03 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: BPAP - bilevel positive airway pressure; not to be confused with BiPAP
BiPAP - a type of exhale pressure relief (trade name by Respironics)

BiPAP is the name used by Respironics for their bilevel machine. (I've never seen BPAP used to indicate a bilevel machine. Most people use BiPAP to refer to any brand of bilevel machine, like people use Kleenex to refer to any brand of tissue.

A-Flex, Bi-Flex, and C-Flex are the names Respironics uses to refer to exhalation pressure relief for their APAP, BiPAP, and CPAP machines, respectively.)
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(04-13-2012, 04:59 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: For those of you who have the SleepyHead software and ResScan, what acronyms are used? And what do they mean?

here's the sleepyhead glossary:

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sl...r_Glossary
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#15
Sleepster - I got the BPAP from several articles and from the Respironics glossary. They were all adamant that bi-level and BiPAP were two different things. I'd never heard of BPAP either!

UncaBill - I went there already. I was wondering if there were any you encountered as a user that should be listed.
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Moved thread to Main Forum to get more exposure and input.

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(04-13-2012, 05:11 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: Sleepster - I got the BPAP from several articles and from the Respironics glossary. They were all adamant that bi-level and BiPAP were two different things. I'd never heard of BPAP either!

In that case, BiPAP is to BPAP as Kleenex is to tissue. In other words, BiPAP is a specific brand of BPAP. I would say, though, in common usage, BiPAP is an acronym for bilevel positive airway pressure. Or, if you prefer, an acronym for a (brand-specific) bilevel positive airway pressure machine.
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Updated the list in the original post.
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(04-13-2012, 04:55 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: PLMD would be the condition, PLM would be the movements themselves. I'll make that distinction.

What's PSG?

Polysomnography. A medically long word for a sleep study.

Breathing keeps you alive. And PAP helps keep you breathing!
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#20
Gotcha. Adding it to my list!
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