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pogosix Offline

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BiPap Question
I am getting a new BiPap; I am looking at the AirCurve from Resmed. Does anyone have experience and which model should I get? Any other advice?
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10-20-2015 10:55 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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RE: BiPap Question
I have no experience with the Aircurve 10 models but I am using the S9 VPAP (bilevel) Auto. I have used it for extended periods of time in the straight bilevel mode. i like the machine very much. My bilevel pressure is 20/16. I find that it transitions very smoothly from EPAP to IPAP and vice versa. My machine is quiet but there have been numerous reports of noisy machines in the A10 series. Much of the noise problems seem to emanate from seals that are picky about positioning.

I am sure that you will get some better info as others read your question.
10-20-2015 11:41 AM
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PoolQ Offline

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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
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CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
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Post: #3
RE: BiPap Question
I have the Aircurve 10, but have not used any other brand. With my limited experience the Aircurve 10 does everything that I need.

Regarding noise there is a thread on Reddit about a bad batch of water chambers that got out around March of this year that caused noise.

I never had one of those but mine has made noise twice and both times it was from the silicon seal on the lid of the water tank not being clean AND dry before being put back into the machine.
10-20-2015 12:24 PM
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MobileBasset Offline

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Post: #4
RE: BiPap Question
There is only one AirCurve bilevel model and it is an auto. I am very happy with mine.

if you can't decide then you don't have enough data.
10-20-2015 01:52 PM
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ramblingasian Offline

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Post: #5
RE: BiPap Question
(10-20-2015 01:52 PM)MobileBasset Wrote:  There is only one AirCurve bilevel model and it is an auto. I am very happy with mine.

Aren't there three Aircurve VPAP models? Their website shows the S, ST and VAuto models.
10-20-2015 02:10 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
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RE: BiPap Question
(10-20-2015 02:10 PM)ramblingasian Wrote:  
(10-20-2015 01:52 PM)MobileBasset Wrote:  There is only one AirCurve bilevel model and it is an auto. I am very happy with mine.

Aren't there three Aircurve VPAP models? Their website shows the S, ST and VAuto models.

That is correct. The S machine is a fixed pressure bilevel. The ST is the same; but offers a Timed backup rate for transitioning between EPAP and IPAP.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
10-20-2015 02:27 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
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Post: #7
RE: BiPap Question
Not to mention the ASVs that I think are all bilevels.
10-20-2015 05:09 PM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Post: #8
RE: BiPap Question
G'day pogosix. More information is needed, please. As mentioned above there are a number of different Aircurve machines - they are all bilevel but they all have different purposes. Without knowing what your diagnosis is, and why you have been prescribed a bilevel machine, we can't possibly make a recommendation.

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10-23-2015 09:17 AM
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