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DeafGeoff Offline

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Machine: Philips Remstar C-Flex+ Model 451P
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed medium
Humidifier: System one
CPAP Pressure: 13.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using CPAP since 26 July 2013. CPAP machine proved by our National Health System F.O.C.

Sex: Male
Location: Devon,England

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C Flex or CFlex +
I have been using a Philips Respironics System One machine for nearly 3 years and my Apneas have come down from over 40 to below 5 and at times have recorded some zeros. My machine was initially set up by my local hospital and have tried many masks. My present mask is a ResMed Medium. I have been adjusting my own settings for about 2 years due to the time it takes to get an appointment and have been using the C Flex setting at 13.5 pressure. Would there be any benefit to changing to the C Flex+ system?
11-05-2015 11:09 AM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

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RE: C Flex or CFlex +
Its just a comfort feature. Itll lower pressure a bit at the end of inhalation and beginning of exhalation.
Some get along great with it, some hate it.
11-05-2015 11:30 AM
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DeafGeoff Offline

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Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: Philips Remstar C-Flex+ Model 451P
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed medium
Humidifier: System one
CPAP Pressure: 13.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using CPAP since 26 July 2013. CPAP machine proved by our National Health System F.O.C.

Sex: Male
Location: Devon,England

Post: #3
RE: C Flex or CFlex +
Thanks for that. I did try it but couldn't see the benefit of it. Not having a manual for the machine makes the settings difficult to understand.
11-05-2015 11:39 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #4
RE: C Flex or CFlex +
DeafGeoff,

I think from the description below, you would need to try the different settings to see how it feels. The description is from the PR manual.

I believe C-Flex+ works in the same way that A-FLEX works in Auto Mode.

C-Flex – Provides pressure relief upon exhalation to improve comfort based on your needs.
A-Flex/C-Flex+ – Provides pressure relief taking place at the end of inhalation and at the start of exhalation to improve comfort based on your needs. When providing Auto-Trial therapy, this comfort feature is called A-Flex. When providing CPAP or CPAP-Check therapy, this comfort feature is called C-Flex+.


Is C-FLEX available on your machine, or only if you use the CPAP-Check mode?

OpalRose
11-05-2015 11:43 AM
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DeafGeoff Offline

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Machine: Philips Remstar C-Flex+ Model 451P
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed medium
Humidifier: System one
CPAP Pressure: 13.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using CPAP since 26 July 2013. CPAP machine proved by our National Health System F.O.C.

Sex: Male
Location: Devon,England

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RE: C Flex or CFlex +
I can access the C-Flex+ mode in the advanced set up by pressing and holding the arrow button and the dial button for a few seconds.
11-05-2015 12:41 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

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RE: C Flex or CFlex +
(11-05-2015 12:41 PM)DeafGeoff Wrote:  I can access the C-Flex+ mode in the advanced set up by pressing and holding the arrow button and the dial button for a few seconds.


Good, that's the Clinicians menu. You can order that manual by email ( it's free).
See top of page....CPAP Setup Manuals.

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11-05-2015 12:45 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #7
RE: C Flex or CFlex +
Cflex plus and Aflex work the same way. Aflex is just what its called in auto mode.
It can make high ie 14 16 et presures seem to be much less.

Some folks seem to have a problem with the rythem though. Doesnt work well with how the breathe.
Others love it.
11-05-2015 06:31 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

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RE: C Flex or CFlex +
(11-05-2015 12:41 PM)DeafGeoff Wrote:  I can access the C-Flex+ mode in the advanced set up by pressing and holding the arrow button and the dial button for a few seconds.
Quick setup instruction pictures with a video and how to get the clinical manual for your CPAP machine
http://www.apneaboard.com/pr-system-one-...structions

SleepyHead software http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH2/
(This post was last modified: 11-05-2015 08:15 PM by zonk.)
11-05-2015 08:14 PM
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