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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: SYSTEM ONE resistance set to X1 for P10

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Post: #11
RE: Health Net and ASV
Although I've yet to even see a sleep doc (Tuesday), I've tried to get a bit familiar with OSA and CSA, both CSR and non-CSR, as well as Complex. So I'll hopefully understand whatever my study diagnoses. I've also acquired and studied the ResMed Clinical Guides for the CPAP and CPAP AutoSet (both E0601, CPAP), S and AUTOV (both E0470, Bilevel), and ST and ASV (both E0471, Bilevel with backup breathing rate). As a tech guy, I understand their different modes of operation. The AirCurve ASV is the only one that allows PS to vary throughout the night and with ASV Auto engaged, the machine has control over EPAP, as well as PS and hence IPAP.
04-10-2015 12:42 PM
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Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
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Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
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Other Comments: Marfan Syndrome, chronic bradycardia, occasional Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

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Post: #12
RE: Health Net and ASV
(04-10-2015 12:42 PM)iSnore Wrote:  Although I've yet to even see a sleep doc (Tuesday), I've tried to get a bit familiar with OSA and CSA, both CSR and non-CSR, as well as Complex. So I'll hopefully understand whatever my study diagnoses. I've also acquired and studied the ResMed Clinical Guides for the CPAP and CPAP AutoSet (both E0601, CPAP), S and AUTOV (both E0470, Bilevel), and ST and ASV (both E0471, Bilevel with backup breathing rate). As a tech guy, I understand their different modes of operation. The AirCurve ASV is the only one that allows PS to vary throughout the night and with ASV Auto engaged, the machine has control over EPAP, as well as PS and hence IPAP.

Right.

Also check out the Philips Respironics System One BiPAP AutoSV Advanced with Heated Tube. It has far more settings and is more configurable (and misconfigurable) than the ResMed ASV models.

The PRS1 BiPAP Auto also adjusts PS, but very slowly, such as perhaps 1 cmH2O per few minutes, in order to minimize Flow Limitation and RERAs. The corresponding ResMed AirCurve 10 Auto uses fixed (manually adjusted) PS. Because the standard bi-level Auto machines do not adjust PS quickly, they cannot treat sudden central apneas.

An ASV machine will adjust PS very quickly, perhaps from its min to its max in just a few seconds, to do for us all the work of breathing if we suddenly stop our breathing effort.

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(This post was last modified: 04-11-2015 01:52 PM by vsheline.)
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iSnore Offline

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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: SYSTEM ONE resistance set to X1 for P10

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Post: #13
RE: Health Net and ASV
(04-11-2015 11:20 AM)vsheline Wrote:  
(04-10-2015 12:42 PM)iSnore Wrote:  Although I've yet to even see a sleep doc (Tuesday), I've tried to get a bit familiar with OSA and CSA, both CSR and non-CSR, as well as Complex. So I'll hopefully understand whatever my study diagnoses. I've also acquired and studied the ResMed Clinical Guides for the CPAP and CPAP AutoSet (both E0601, CPAP), S and AUTOV (both E0470, Bilevel), and ST and ASV (both E0471, Bilevel with backup breathing rate). As a tech guy, I understand their different modes of operation. The AirCurve ASV is the only one that allows PS to vary throughout the night and with ASV Auto engaged, the machine has control over EPAP, as well as PS and hence IPAP.

Right.

Also check out the Philips Respironics System One BiPAP AutoSV Advanced with Heated Tube. It has far more settings and is more configurable (and misconfigurable) than the ResMed ASV models.

That's one thing I've noticed about the AirCurve ASV--very little tweakablility even compared to the bilevel VAUTO. Fine if you want everything automatic.

(04-11-2015 11:20 AM)vsheline Wrote:  The PRS1 BiPAP Auto also adjusts PS, but very slowly, such as perhaps 1 cmH2O per few minutes, in order to minimize Flow Limitation and RERAs. The corresponding ResMed AirCurve 10 Auto uses fixed (manually adjusted) PS.

An ASV machine will adjust PS very quickly, perhaps from its min to its max in just a few seconds, to do for us all the work of breathing if we suddenly stop our breathing effort.

This is good to know. Thanks for taking the time to reply!
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