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[Equipment] Does "for Her" make a difference?
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Mary Anna Offline

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Machine: Air Sense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Wisp
Humidifier: Air Sense 10
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: EPR setting on 3 this is helped me.

Sex: Female
Location: TX

Post: #11
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
Smile Thank you.
07-08-2016 10:55 AM
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PoolQ Offline

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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #12
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
If the study said 12cm, I would ask for low side of 10 (maybe 8) and a high side of 14-15, you can always tweak them later. This will allow the machine to adjust the pressure to your requirements at the time.
07-08-2016 12:14 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #13
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
Hi baconjurer,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I wish you good luck with your CPAP therapy.

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07-08-2016 09:05 PM
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baconjurer Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for her
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: California

Post: #14
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
(07-07-2016 11:55 PM)PoolQ Wrote:  If they do not swap it out contact your insurance and tell them that you were not given the prescribed machine, they will get after the DME

Good to know. Thanks.
07-09-2016 12:08 PM
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baconjurer Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for her
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: California

Post: #15
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
[quote='OpalRose' pid='168180' dateline='1467979873']
Hi baconjurer, Welcome to Apnea Board!

Also, some have reported that the newer A10 includes the "for her" algorithm. You will need to go into the providers menu and see if there is a choice.


Thanks for the welcome. This was useful info. I was able to confirm that my model does not have the "for her" option.
07-09-2016 12:46 PM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #16
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
If your doctor wrote out for a Resmed Airsense For Her, call the DME and tell them that you were given the wrong machine and will be bringing this one back for a swap for the correct machine. Don't let them talk you down about it. Honestly, getting a doc to write the script for the FOR HER model is hard enough and you may find you get benefit from that. Don't delay or you will be stuck with the model you have without the option of being able to use the FOR HER algorithm. I do well on the regular algorithm, but better on the FOR HER one.
07-09-2016 02:18 PM
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baconjurer Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for her
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: California

Post: #17
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
Thank you, everybody. I had to insist repeatedly that they read my prescription. Then I had wait until 7/22 for the local branch to get one in. I'm still waiting for the chinstrap. But progresss!
07-25-2016 06:17 AM
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icyura10 Offline

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Machine: RESMED AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Respironiscs DreamWear under the nose nasal ma
Humidifier: INCLUDED
CPAP Pressure: IPAP (20); EPAP (12); PS (8)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #18
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
(07-07-2016 11:19 PM)baconjurer Wrote:  I got my machine late yesterday and had good night with it. Looking through stuff more thoroughly today, I noticed that my doc prescribed ResMed Air Sense for Her, but I given a ResMed Air Sense 10 machine. They did supply a mask "for her." Is the difference real, or just marketing?

Here's a bit of documentation about what they do for pulmonary transplant considerations...

SIZE MATTERS: IT'S ALL ABOUT HEIGHT, SEX AND RACE!
Thomas M Egan, MD, MSC
Professor of Surgery
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


http://www.ishlt.org/ContentDocuments/2012JulLinks_Spotlight.html

So I'd suspect the "For Her" function is likely not a marketing ploy. Although, as I've crawled through my machines clinical setting menus, I don't find any parameters pertaining to Height, Sex, Race or even Age. And from the above paper, it doesn't seem unreasonable these other parameters might start showing up in machines in the future... along with things like various varieties of COPD afflictions as they too, appear to have the ability to do contribute to various sleep related disorders.

Medicine's not my area of expertise and the above are simply speculative muddled musings of an outdated technologist.

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07-25-2016 08:25 AM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #19
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
No reason to have a single pressure cpap. An auto can run as either.

Best I can tell,, the Resmed for her picks up flow limitation and raises pressure in response , same as a PR machine has done for yrs.
If there is any other difference in Resmed for himvs for her I havent found it.
07-25-2016 11:37 PM
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green wings Offline

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Machine: Respironics System One RemStar Pro (460)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: integrated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 13.0 cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: using CPAP since Jan. 2016

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: US

Post: #20
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
Good for you for standing firm! like

(07-25-2016 06:17 AM)baconjurer Wrote:  Thank you, everybody. I had to insist repeatedly that they read my prescription. Then I had wait until 7/22 for the local branch to get one in. I'm still waiting for the chinstrap. But progresss!
07-26-2016 08:18 AM
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