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[Equipment] Current ResMed models
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Current ResMed models
I am starting the process to get a new machine. It will be a ResMed Auto, but for BiPAP mode. I am being told that it will be an AirCurve 10, but I notice that there are several models of that. Can someone tell me what the different model suffixes are used for? Can the AirSense 10 Autoset be used in BiPAP mode? I would like to get the best unit regardless of price. I also note that the ResMed model 10 series is at least five years old. Should I  be holding out for the new Model 11 series? I can continue on my older machine. Please comment on any or all of my questions.
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RE: Current ResMed models
The autoset has a bilevel like EPR but it’s setting of EPR is 1, 2 or 3. And it is like a bilevel.

An aircurve VAUTO is a true bilevel that goes up by .2 (it is called ps pressure support) all the way up to I believe 20. It is an excellent machine. With a number of other settings that the airsense doesn’t have.
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RE: Current ResMed models
The ResMed AirSense 11 has been announced -- CPAP, Elite, and Autoset models. ResMed has not announced an "11" series for the AirCurve bilevel machines like the VAuto. Nor have I heard any rumors about when that might happen.
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RE: Current ResMed models
Myself I'd be ok with the AirCurve 10 VAuto. This is the auto BPAP model.

PS ResMed changes a few things on the new devices. A lot of it is in form factor not therapy directly. ResMed has a very good algorithm.
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RE: Current ResMed models
Like with so many things in life, "new and improved" doesn't always mean new and improved.
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RE: Current ResMed models
(08-26-2021, 07:05 PM)staceyburke Wrote: The autoset has a bilevel like EPR but it’s setting of EPR is 1, 2 or 3. And it is like a bilevel.

An aircurve VAUTO is a true bilevel that goes up by .2 (it is called ps pressure support) all the way up to I believe 20. It is an excellent machine. With a number of other settings that the airsense doesn’t have.

After 6.5 years of an Airsense10 Autoset, I got an Aircurve10 Vauto. For me, the vauto with PS of 3.0 is vastly superior to the autoset with EPR of 3. I definitely need the pressure support (EPR of 3 is way better than EPR of 0), but EPR is not enough. There are other settings that I don't understand on the vauto that I left alone, and apparently the default settings of those also contributes to therapy.

My comparison, however, is between the 2014 version of the autoset and a 2019 version of the vauto. The Autoset underwent big changes in 2016. It is certainly possible that one or both of the two things I don't have (ForHer and EasyBreathe) do make the autoset at EPR 3 closer to the vauto at PS of 3.0.
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RE: Current ResMed models
(08-26-2021, 06:54 PM)Choke43 Wrote: I am starting the process to get a new machine. It will be a ResMed Auto, but for BiPAP mode. I am being told that it will be an AirCurve 10, but I notice that there are several models of that. Can someone tell me what the different model suffixes are used for? Can the AirSense 10 Autoset be used in BiPAP mode? I would like to get the best unit regardless of price. I also note that the ResMed model 10 series is at least five years old. Should I  be holding out for the new Model 11 series? I can continue on my older machine. Please comment on any or all of my questions.Thanks to all for the feedback. Very helpful in understanding the differences between the two basic ResMd

Thanks Thanks to all for the feedback! I find it very helpful for understanding the differences between the two basic machines. I think the Aircurve is the one for me.
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