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BiPaP vs. Auto-BiPaP vs. CPAP vs. Auto--CPAP
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BiPaP vs. Auto-BiPaP vs. CPAP vs. Auto--CPAP
Are there scientific publications (comparison studies), which compare efficacy and tolerability of the three above mentioned ventilation systems???

Thanks a lot in advance.
10-26-2015 04:42 AM
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TomKriek Offline

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RE: BiPaP vs. Auto-BiPaP vs. CPAP vs. Auto--CPAP
Not sure about scientific publications, but auto is definitely better than non-auto. My pressures on auto were lower than those used in my sleep study and a lot more tolerable. I went from Auto-BiPap to Auto CPAP. With exhale relief, the Auto CPAPs mimic a BiPap if your IPAP and EPAP are within 3.
10-26-2015 07:49 PM
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RE: BiPaP vs. Auto-BiPaP vs. CPAP vs. Auto--CPAP
There is an interesting article (not paper) in Sleep Review magazine http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2014/06/7-apap-myths-debunked/

Ip et al (2012) undertook a meta-analysis of other published papers and found a (very) slight advantage for APAP. Their paper includes a LOT of references and can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3351715/

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10-27-2015 01:54 AM
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RE: BiPaP vs. Auto-BiPaP vs. CPAP vs. Auto--CPAP
I am also a member at MyApnea.org and asked one of the mentors the same question. He is a therapist at Brigham Young who also has sleep apnea. He uses the auto setting himself as it adjusts the pressures as needed, making sleep more comfortable for him.
10-27-2015 06:38 AM
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