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A patient has ahi 15.5 and has been unable to lower it although he has increased search pressure or put in cpap mode with p90 pressure . What to do ?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sleep study...

The patient needs to have the CPAP or bipap settings titrated in the sleep lab so that they can be optimized.
If there are still apneas/hypopneas happening in the sleep lab with cpap, perhaps bipap is needed. Also, make certain the mask being used at home has a good fit and a good seal. Don't rely completely on the ahi reading from the home machine; test in the sleep lab!

In brief: Sleep study...

The patient needs to have the CPAP or bipap settings titrated in the sleep lab so that they can be optimized.
If there are still apneas/hypopneas happening in the sleep lab with cpap, perhaps bipap is needed. Also, make certain the mask being used at home has a good fit and a good seal. Don't rely completely on the ahi reading from the home machine; test in the sleep lab!
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