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Airsense 10 pressure settings
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Airsense 10 pressure settings
Hi all-

Quick question -

Was wondering if a potential strategy to preventing breathing events could be to start with a higher pressure?

( doctor prescribed a pretty generic setting of 5-20. ). I typically average an AHI score of .5 to 1.5. 

After reviewing data on my machine, the average pressure over roughly 3 months is 9.4.  I’ll have to look back over some Oscar data to confirm, but I don’t believe the pressure has needed to go above 12.  

Instead of a starting with a lower pressure and having the machine “catch up” to assist with a breathing event, is there any advantage to setting up the machine to have a range of, perhaps, 8-13 or 9-14 ?  That way the constant pressure could prevent breathing events before they happen?  Or is using a higher pressure than needed more likely to cause aerophagia ?

Just curious. 

Thanks!
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RE: Airsense 10 pressure settings
1 don't worry about what hasn't happened (Aerophagia)
The strategy you state is what we generally follow for PR machines as they react much slower to events. With ResMed we usually go with a lesser pressure than we would choose with a PR machine. IN SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUALS higher pressures are more likely to cause aerophagia. Do not assume you are one, instead react IF it occurs.

Please post your OSCAR charts so we can offer advice specific to your situation. (I would target 8-20 to start, you have indicated no need to limit the max, one reason to post your charts)
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