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I have to ask.. Why the concern over low AHI's
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RE: I have to ask.. Why the concern over low AHI's
that reminds me of this (even older) study from Israel: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19663998

makes me wonder if AHI=0 or a reamining residual AHI actually in the long run is better? (maybe we should "lobby" for a much longer ramp-time to allow some events in the beginning of the night Too-funny )
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RE: I have to ask.. Why the concern over low AHI's
Let us know how the ST trial works out. The ST was never really intended for complex or central apnea, but as a ventilator for people with restrictive lung disease and hypoventilation. It applies the same pressure support on every breath regardless of need, and employs a backup function (timed breath) so that IPAP is initiated if a spontaneous breath is not taken. In my experience, it leaves most central and complex patients with a lot of hypopnea if the pressure support is too low, and nearly takes over breathing for those that have mostly central apnea in the presence of pressure support. It can work, but it will certainly be an adjustment to get comfortable.
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