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Comparative Analysis of 8 APAP Machines
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Post: #11
RE: Comparative Analysis of 8 APAP Machines
Interesting info. I will have to say that I checked my data for my Apex Auto after reading this and I will say it shows clearly that when I have an event the pressure rises accordingly and corrects the problem. But I also use a bottom pressure of 8 cmH20 if that makes any difference I don't know.

The other thing to wonder is which version of the Apex Auto did they use in the test? I had a chance to try two of them and they had two different model numbers. The last digit of one of them was one higher than the other. Don't know exactly why or what changes had been made but thought it would be worth mentioning.
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Post: #12
RE: Comparative Analysis of 8 APAP Machines
Wondering if this is a typo. Otherwise I can't make any sense out of this.

"D = Resmart (Light Blue)
G = Apex XT-Auto (Light Blue)"

It shows two Light Blues.

Thanx for all the work you put into this BTW.
09-15-2016 08:53 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Comparative Analysis of 8 APAP Machines
(09-09-2016 03:45 PM)KSMatthew Wrote:  Here is the sponsorship info from that report:

Footnotes

Support statement: This work was carried out within the framework of a ResMed–University of Barcelona contract aimed at bench testing automatic continuous positive airway pressure devices. ResMed provided financial support to carry out the study but did not intervene in the design or performance of the tests, or in the data analysis. ResMed also funded the assistance of a medical writer in preparing the manuscript. Funding information for this article has been deposited with FundRef.

Conflict of interest: Disclosures can be found alongside this article at openres.ersjournals.com

Received June 5, 2015.
Accepted July 26, 2015.

Copyright ©ERS 2015

This article is open access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence 4.0.

SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I SAY!!! UTTERLY FLABBERGASTED!!!! The folks that pay for the study come out on top!

Follow the money. Always follow the money.

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Post: #14
RE: Comparative Analysis of 8 APAP Machines
Here is another analysis - I think the respironics and resmed do well, they seem both good allrounders. see link:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4481055/
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09-16-2016 07:00 AM
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Post: #15
RE: Comparative Analysis of 8 APAP Machines
(09-16-2016 07:00 AM)stephennic Wrote:  Here is another analysis - I think the respironics and resmed do well, they seem both good allrounders. see link:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4481055/
Cheers
Steve

Interesting study, but no key to associate the machine identities with their device number assignment means we don't know which machines excelled and which ones failed.

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RE: Comparative Analysis of 8 APAP Machines
(09-16-2016 08:34 AM)Sleeprider Wrote:  
(09-16-2016 07:00 AM)stephennic Wrote:  Here is another analysis - I think the respironics and resmed do well, they seem both good allrounders. see link:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4481055/
Cheers
Steve

Interesting study, but no key to associate the machine identities with their device number assignment means we don't know which machines excelled and which ones failed.

The key is at the bottom of each of the figures. I had to open them in another window in order to see it.
09-16-2016 09:41 AM
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