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[Diagnosis] Study results and Comfort vs Treatment
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FrankNichols Offline

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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #11
RE: Study results and Comfort vs Treatment
(04-01-2016 08:41 PM)Dawei Wrote:  When I was pushing for an APAP, my pulmonologist's primary concern appeared to be fear that the pt. would set the pressures too high and this would result in central apneas. When we talked about him writing a script for an APAP for me, I agreed to the idea that HE would set the pressure range, and that seemed to relieve his primary concern in writing the script. What I don't know is whether his reason for being reluctant to prescribe an APAP is typical of sleep docs, or just his own view.

David

My Doctor also told me that in cases where Centrals are significant APAP is contra indicated because of the potential for higher pressure being set by the machine and resulting in more centrals. I ended up with the Autoset also, after we discussed everything.

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
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04-08-2016 01:13 PM
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Sn00zeAlarm Offline

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Joined: May 2015

Machine: Resmed A10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 5-7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Heated hose

Sex: Male
Location: Florida US

Post: #12
RE: Study results and Comfort vs Treatment
DME heard from. We quickly agreed on the ResMed 10 AutoSet with humidifier and my preferred mask. The next step is something he called an "order verification". "Something for the insurance" he said. Apparantly they send the order back to the Dr to confirm that what is being ordered meets with what the Dr thought he was prescribing.
04-14-2016 04:54 PM
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Sn00zeAlarm Offline

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Joined: May 2015

Machine: Resmed A10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 5-7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Heated hose

Sex: Male
Location: Florida US

Post: #13
RE: Study results and Comfort vs Treatment
On checking, the DME says they need to see a copy of the Sleep Study results as well. It seems, at least for Medicare, the DME is allowed to second-guess the doctor.
04-19-2016 02:26 PM
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