Modes of ventilation in treatment of OSAS
Background: Long term compliance is generally suboptimal in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)
Objectives: Efficacy and adherence of CPAP and BiPAP was compared in patients diagnosed with moderate-to-severe OSAS.
Methodology: After diagnostic polysomnography (PSG) and titration in 20 patients, patients were treated with CPAP and BiPAP for 8 weeks. Compliance and leakage were analysed night by night.
• The reduction in AHI and ESS score was more in patients on BiPAP compared to patients on CPAP.
• Leakage time was also lesser with BiPAP compared to CPAP
• Compliance and patient comfort was good with BiPAP compared to CPAP
Conclusion: Treatment efficacy and adherence was better with BiPAP.
Also there was a trend of lesser leakage with BiPAP therapy.
Patients preferred BiPAP over CPAP