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Large Leaks with New Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset for Her--have questions
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Large Leaks with New Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset for Her--have questions
After 5 years using a PR 560 I made the switch to the ResMed machine.  I really like it, except for a difference on OSCAR reports.  In 5 years I didn't have one Large Leak (LL) detected with the old machine, and now my LL are terrible.  The average leak figure is much higher than before.  I get smiley faces on my mask fit which doesn't surprise me, but have trouble with mouth leaks.  Leaks are bad when I try to go to sleep so I should be able to control them.  Taping would blow out my ears on the big chipmunk cheeks ones.   They don't seem to be more frequent with the ResMed machine--just register in a different way.  Is this something to be expected?  At what volume is a LL registered--I don't really understand this number.  Thanks for any help!  I do use a cervical collar.
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RE: Large Leaks with New Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset for Her--have questions
I believe Resmed is the only MFG that has a line drawn in the sand so to speak and it's 24 liters air per minute it becomes a serious leak.
I had a argument with a ignorant person on another forum that another person who was seeking help who was using a Respironics Dream station machine that he had a large leak and man this person became persistent that I did not know what I was talking about. I used a Respironics Remstar M auto with Flex A for years before going to Resmed and what I did not like about the Respironics they had a proprietary card reader that only certain people could read  and my mask leaked but would not let you know and it was one of the reasons I switched to Resmed Airsense 10/autoset. Respironics is so vague on their interpretation on a large leak followed with a time period it becomes silly almost to the user IMO.
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RE: Large Leaks with New Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset for Her--have questions
Thanks for your experience, Canuck 2. Would like to hear more. How worried should I be with ResMed statistics--or just forget about what Respironics was telling me?
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RE: Large Leaks with New Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset for Her--have questions
Never used any Respironics gear, so this is not from personal experience.  I seem to remember reading here that the PR machines report "Total" Leak, where the Resmed machines report "Unintentional" Leak.  This means the Leak statistics aren't very comparable.  Also, it is important using the Resmed units to have the Mask Type set correctly, as this is important for the machine to measure the Unintentional leak.  If anyone has different info, please correct me.
A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
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RE: Large Leaks with New Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset for Her--have questions
You need to look at events - do they correlate with the leaks? If they don’t they are not that important but if the events happen when you have a larger leak it is. Also compare them to you flow limits graph same thing applies
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed 
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