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

What's PSG?

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RE: Apnea Acronyms
For those of you who have the SleepyHead software and ResScan, what acronyms are used? And what do they mean?

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RE: Apnea Acronyms
(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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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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RE: Apnea Acronyms
(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.

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RE: Apnea Acronyms
Gotcha. Adding it to my list!

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