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[Treatment] CPAP changing to BiPAP
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Machine: Res Med S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: Res Med H5i heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: Not using software

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CPAP changing to BiPAP


I have been using CPAP with a pressure of 11 for 6-7 years with no changes. I was just retested and it looks like I might be switched to BiPAP. Looking for any suggestions and advice you might have to offer. Thank you.

Lisa
01-30-2015 12:16 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

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RE: CPAP changing to BiPAP
BiPAP comes in a few different flavors. Fixed bilevel involves setting EPAP and IPAP pressures, and those remain constant. An auto bilevel uses a minimum EPAP and allows for setting a minimum and maximum pressure support (PS). PS=IPAP-EPAP. Most bilevel machines can be run in CPAP mode just like your current machine.

Before we get into any details, what findings make it look like you need BiPAP?

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01-30-2015 02:17 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

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RE: CPAP changing to BiPAP
Hi ltrout,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your question and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
01-30-2015 04:18 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

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RE: CPAP changing to BiPAP
Hi Lisa, welcome to Apnea Board.

As Sleeprider said, can you give us some details about your situation? Why are you changing to bipap? Normally this is because you can't accommodate to a fixed pressure machine or the constant pressure is too high for you. But if you've been at 10 cm for several years, that's probably not the problem.

On the other hand, if you are experiencing central apneas, then you will likely need a bilevel ASV (auto servo ventilation) machine - which is a whole different kettle of fish.

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01-30-2015 09:57 PM
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