An AUTO-PAP titration is a titration done in adults above the age of 18 years with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. This can be done conveniently at home and reduces the need for in-lab titration studies. In this circumstance, the patient is provided with an Auto-titrating PAP device which has the ability to alter the settings in the patient to provide optimal improvement in the obstructive apnea noted in the patient. This device is used under the supervision of a prescribing physician and the parameters for use are determined by the physician. The device typically has monitoring capabilities so that use and effectiveness of the device and the settings can be checked.
The devices can be used to deliver CPAP, Bi-level PAP, Auto-PAP and Auto Bi-level.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR A HOME TITRATION STUDY?
Patients 18 years and older
WHO DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR A HOME TITRATION STUDY?
Patients less than 18 years of age
Patients with severe hypertension and or heart failure
Patients with severe neurologic conditions and neurodegenerative diseases