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Central Apneas after Turbinate Surgery
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RE: Central Apneas after Turbinate Surgery
(02-09-2021, 03:36 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I was mistaken when I recommended Airsense 10 settings for your Aircurve 10 Vauto.  i did catch the error of post #4, and posted revised settings in post #6.  Please accept my embarrassed apologies, and some changed settings.

Mode Vauto
EPAP min 9.0
PS 3.0
Max Pressure 20.0
Trigger sensitivity: High

This reduces the pressure and pressure support, and uses a sensitivity setting for trigger (the switch from EPAP to IPAP) that has worked for many of us to reduce CA events.

No worries Sleeprider!
I am sure you answer a lot of people and help them too.
;-)

So you want me to try these settings?

"Mode Vauto
EPAP min 9.0
PS 3.0
Max Pressure 20.0
Trigger sensitivity: High"

Thanks,
u4ea
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#12
RE: Central Apneas after Turbinate Surgery
Yep!
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RE: Central Apneas after Turbinate Surgery
(02-09-2021, 05:18 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Yep!

I have set those settings and will give it a whirl.

Thanks Sleeprider!

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RE: Central Apneas after Turbinate Surgery
(02-09-2021, 05:18 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Yep!

Hi Sleeprider,

Tried the recommended settings and had instant apneas when I went to fall asleep. Unfortunately, I forgot the SD card in my laptop and didn't get results from that night and I changed it midway through to get some sleep. I left the trigger where you suggested and I am uploading last nights data. Note: I have to trim by beard, as I had a long period of leaks.

Thanks!
u4ea


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RE: Central Apneas after Turbinate Surgery
Well, the trick is going to be to reduce PS to avoid centrals, and find a minimum EPAP that avoids obstructive events. If you do indeed have central or complex apnea, you will probably require a titration test that evaluates you for bilevel pressure and moves to ASV in the event you have centrals.
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RE: Central Apneas after Turbinate Surgery
(02-11-2021, 09:15 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Well, the trick is going to be to reduce PS to avoid centrals, and find a minimum EPAP that avoids obstructive events.  If you do indeed have central or complex apnea, you will probably require a titration test that evaluates you for bilevel pressure and moves to ASV in the event you have centrals.

Hi Sleeprider,
I think I should keep the settings that I tried last night. They are in the attachment.
I didn't have any centrals last night, I believe that I got them so badly because my pressure was too high for me after the turbinate surgery. What do you think?

Thanks,
u4ea
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