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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Self-Management of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Settings for Veterans with Sleep Apnea
Principal Investigator:

Carl J. Stepnowsky, Jr.

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2018 - April 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $189,900
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Because of clinical demands, patients are often under-educated and under-supported about the features of their positive airway pressure (PAP) devices. The most engaged patients are ones who understand the details of their device and change the feature settings so that they can maximize the benefits of therapy. Features settings include humidification level, expiratory pressure relief, pressure ramping, mask alert, auto pressure start, among other important comfort features. Historica...

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