Chronic Treatment With Autopositive Airway Pressure Autoadjusting Positive Airway Pressure

When originally developed one anticipated advantage of APAP devices was that delivery of the lowest effective pressure in any circumstance (sleep stage, body position) would

FIGURE 6 This is a single night profile of pressure, leak and residual apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of an unacceptable auto-positive airway pressure titration. The leak is very high. The pressure increased to the upper limit (16 cm H2O) and remained there for most of the night. The AHI was also elevated. This titration would need to be repeated with a better mask seal or use of a full-face mask if mouth leak was believed to be present.

FIGURE 6 This is a single night profile of pressure, leak and residual apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of an unacceptable auto-positive airway pressure titration. The leak is very high. The pressure increased to the upper limit (16 cm H2O) and remained there for most of the night. The AHI was also elevated. This titration would need to be repeated with a better mask seal or use of a full-face mask if mouth leak was believed to be present.

improve acceptance and adherence to positive pressure treatment. This was based on the premise that a lower mean nightly pressure would improve patient tolerance to PAP treatment. Alternatively, chronic treatment with an auto-adjusting device would obviate the need for an attended or unattended PAP titration.

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