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zimlich Offline

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Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #11
RE: ASV vs CPAP
I think what you're proposing- closing off some of the vent holes in your mask to increase the CO2 you're breathing- well I don't think you adequately explain how this will decrease centrals. This is completely irresponsible to suggest that someone close off the exhalation ports on their mask. You say yourself this is a liability.
04-19-2012 11:48 AM
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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #12
RE: ASV vs CPAP
(04-19-2012 11:00 AM)dscbk Wrote:  I'm sure I'll be reprimanded again by making these suggestions, but I do believe this issue is valid and a lot of people may be affected unduly because the Xpap and mask people can't afford the liability of what this suggests. [/u]

Hi dscbk, had to put the warning on top of your post. It's not a reprimand or a rules violation at all, so don't take it that way. Just a warning to newbies who may take your mask-modifications to an extreme - CO2 buildup from blocking too many exhalation port holes can lead to brain damage or, in extreme cases, death. Not doubting that your technique might work to some degree, but folks need to weigh the benefits vs. the risk involved here.

I'm not censoring your post in any way - free exchange of ideas is what Apnea Board is all about. We just want new CPAP patients to be aware of possible risks involved with mask modifications.

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04-19-2012 11:51 AM
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Machine: PRS1 60 Series REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX Nano
Humidifier: PRS1 60 Series Heated Tubing
CPAP Pressure: 14.5 Opti Start - 18 (APAP)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Sydney, God's Country

Post: #13
RE: ASV vs CPAP
I thought it was have too much O2 that caused central apnea's - i.e. the brain stops telling the body to breathe as a way of coping with with the heightened levels of oxygen?
04-20-2012 03:05 AM
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