A bi-level pressure support system and method of treating disordered breathing that optimizes the pressure delivered to the patient during inspiration and expiration to treat the disordered breathing while minimizing the delivered pressure for patient comfort. The pressure generating system generates a flow of breathing gas at an inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP) during inspiration and at an expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) during expirations. A controller monitor at least one of the following conditions: (1) snoring, (2) apneas, (3) hypopneas, or (4) a big leak in the pressure support system and adjusts the IPAP and the EPAP based on the occurrence of any one of these conditions.

Title
Auto-Titration Bi-Level Pressure Support System and Method of Using Same
Application Number
11/924259
Publication Number
20080041382
Application Date
October 25, 2007
Publication Date
February 21, 2008
Inventor
Heather Ressler
New Alexandria
PA, US
Uday S Shankar
Murrysville
PA, US
Daniel Martin
Delmont
PA, US
Winslow K Duff
Export
PA, US
Greg Matthews
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Agent
Respironics
PA, US
Agent
Michael W Haas
PA, US
Assignee
RIC Investments
DE, US
IPC
A61M 16/06
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