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A 45-year-old male asked:

What is the difference between a b-pap and a c-pap breathing machine?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See below.: The CPAP provides continuous pressure throughout the breathing cycle. The bipap provides a higher pressure in inspiration and a lower pressure in exhalation. Best settings and modes are determined by overnight sleep study.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
I think a bipap machine is self adjusting in some cases allowing it to be placed outpatient, I do home sleep studies and the patient gets diagnosed and fit with the machine at home. It's not a bad option in that it costs less and compliance with testing is higher.
Jan 21, 2013
Last updated Jul 7, 2019

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