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BiLevel titration study
This titration was done in a sleep lab with all the bells and whistles.

The time spent at each bilevel pressure combination seems very limited to me.
How would they decide that 14/9 cm-H2O was best based on this data???? (Looks like data after 14/9 was all too short in duration to even consider -- so, they picked 14/9)

And, am I seeing mostly central events?
Why select a VPAP S if CA is a problem. Isn't a timed mode also needed for CA?

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RE: BiLevel titration study
Hi justMongo
This titration protocol guide from Phillips Respironcis might help answer your question
http://www.sleepapnea.com/downloads/1002...fGuide.pdf
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RE: BiLevel titration study
(11-03-2013 07:28 PM)zonk Wrote:  Hi justMongo
This titration protocol guide from Phillips Respironcis might help answer your question
http://www.sleepapnea.com/downloads/1002...fGuide.pdf

Excellent.. thank you. I've not seen that.

Can anyone define the term: Tidal Volume?

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RE: BiLevel titration study
(11-03-2013 08:13 PM)justMongo Wrote:  Can anyone define the term: Tidal Volume?

From the Apnea Board Wiki Definitions page (here):

Tidal Volume -
The amount of air that passes in and out of the lungs in an ordinary breath. Usually expressed in liters.




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RE: BiLevel titration study
(11-04-2013 08:13 AM)SuperSleeper Wrote:  
(11-03-2013 08:13 PM)justMongo Wrote:  Can anyone define the term: Tidal Volume?

From the Apnea Board Wiki Definitions page (here):

Tidal Volume -
The amount of air that passes in and out of the lungs in an ordinary breath. Usually expressed in liters.

The only thing I wish, is besides a 'definition', there would also be more info like - more is better - or, an average person has a VT of XX - or - something to explain how to use this data item - is less better, is more better? Does this make sense?

I've read the entire list, and on many data points I find myself asking these types of questions, so wouldn't more info be a good thing?

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RE: BiLevel titration study
I agree with PeterC. Having some indication of a target value would make the definitions much more useful to those seeking knowledge.
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RE: BiLevel titration study
We're always looking for new Wiki Editors who can help expand the Wiki articles with info like that.

Read this thread for more info if you're interested:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-News-The-Apnea-Board-Wiki

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RE: BiLevel titration study
Kind of hard to edit something you do not understand and/or are not knowledgeable about - hence my suggestion Tongue

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(11-04-2013 10:16 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  Kind of hard to edit something you do not understand and/or are not knowledgeable about - hence my suggestion Tongue

Agreed. I don't totally understand it myself; perhaps someone here does who might offer a full explanation that can be included in a Wiki article.

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(11-04-2013 11:29 AM)Peter_C Wrote:  The only thing I wish, is besides a 'definition', there would also be more info like - more is better - or, an average person has a VT of XX - or - something to explain how to use this data item - is less better, is more better? Does this make sense?

Now that you're a Wiki Editor, Peter.. if you or someone else wants to create an article on Tidal Volume, that might be a good thing. The Definitions & Glossary Wiki Page isn't intended to be a complete article on any one subject - it's only a short definition. So the way to go is probably to create a new Wiki article on Tidal Volume perhaps.

Just a thought. Smile

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