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Table 3 NIV and CPAP settings

From: Switch of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome: a pilot study

NIV and CPAP settings n = 15
NIV mode ST
NIV EPAP (cm H2O) 7.7 ± 1.8
NIV IPAP (cm H2O) 18.3 ± 3
NIV RR (n/min) 13.9 ± 1.8
NIV VT (ml) 508.3 ± 264
CPAP EPAP (cm H2O) 9.8 ± 1.4
Oronasal mask 10 (66.7%)
Nasal mask 3 (20%)
Nasal pillows 2 (13.3%)
  1. Data are expressed in mean ± standard deviation and n (%)
  2. Definition of abbreviations: NIV non invasive ventilation, CPAP continuous positive airway pressure, EPAP expiratory positive airway pressure, IPAP inspiratory positive airway pressure RR respiratory rate, VT tidal volume