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[Equipment] Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
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Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
Hello All,

I've been using a PR Dreamstation dsx500t11 for two years.  My inlaws are sending me a lightly used dsx700t11 auto bipap machine.  I will clean it and reset it to factory settings, but I'm wondering what you would suggest for pressure settings after looking at some of the oscar data I have compiled on the apap.  Any suggestions would be wonderful, thank you very much in advance.  I'll attach a few shots and if more are needed please let me know.

Regards,

Phal


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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
Welcome to the AB

Settings
Min EPAP = 6
Max IPAP = 16
PS min = 3 = Max PS = 3
Since this is a new machine I'm sure these settings will need to be adjusted
Please post OSCAR nightly screen shot after use.
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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
(08-19-2020, 08:40 PM)bonjour Wrote: Welcome to the AB

Settings
Min EPAP = 6
Max IPAP = 16
PS min = 3 = Max PS = 3
Since this is a new machine I'm sure these settings will need to be adjusted
Please post OSCAR nightly screen shot after use.

Thank you very much Bonjour.  I will post a screen hopefully tomorrow night after I receive the machine.  I've attached a single shot of my last night with the apap as well.

Regards,

Phal


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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
Considering the majority of your events are hypopnea, an auto bilevel is going to be a much better choice for your therapy. Bonjour's settings are conservative in pressure support, and agree it's a good starting place. I suspect a higher PS will eventually be better.
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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
(08-19-2020, 09:06 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Considering the majority of your events are hypopnea, an auto bilevel is going to be a much better choice for your therapy.  Bonjour's settings are conservative in pressure support, and agree it's a good starting place. I suspect a higher PS will eventually be better.

Thank you Sleeprider for the input.  Smile  I may boost the PS settings by one or two units as I needed a higher pressure for my baseline min on my apap.
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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
Let's take it one step at a time. Fred has you in the right place to start.
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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
me too!
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
(08-19-2020, 09:14 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Let's take it one step at a time.  Fred has you in the right place to start.

Ok, will do, thanks.


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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
PM's notes:

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RE: Please need some input regarding new PR auto bipap machine.
I think bonjour's settings are for when the AAM feature is on, the one where the computer does the calculation for your pressure settings. I think AAM stands for automated airway management. I could be wrong. I believe I have the same or a very similar machine. I don't see why you couldn't have the upper bounds be higher incase you need more pressure.I think six is as low as it gets.
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