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Need clarification on ResMed models
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Need clarification on ResMed models
To replace the Philips DS1 Auto CPAP with a correct comparable ResMed model, I need to confirm the best comparable ResMed models. The paperwork from the DME mentions 'CPAP machine' and I asked them to verify which exact ResMed model before signing. Verbally they said ResMed AirCurve but I don't do verbal, need everything written.

OK models:
AirSense 10 Models: AirSense 10 AutoSet and For Her. I'm more interested in the former.
AirCurve 10 Models: AirCurve 10 VAuto.

Not ok/not applicable to me:
AirSense 10 CPAP and Elite (fixed pressure machines)
AirCurve 10 S (fixed pressure bi-level)
AirCurve 10 ASV (for individual breathing patterns, central SA)

Is my understanding correct?

My objective is I don't want to be stuck with a fixed pressure only ResMed CPAP machine. I want to have the flexibility of the auto-adjusting option. Thankful for this forum!
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#2
RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
I don't know the DS1 models. But, yes, you are correct about your list of ResMed models. The AutoSet for Her just has an additional algorithm available over the AutoSet and the case is light gray with leaves rather than black. So it is a more capable machine -- if you need that extra algorithm. Otherwise, it's the same (except for the case color).

The AirCurve 10 VAuto is a bi-level machine which is more flexible. It is more expensive and, if you are using insurance, often takes jumping through a few more hoops to get it approved.

Personally, I use a VAuto because I needed more pressure support and other adjustments than I could get with my AutoSet for Her.
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RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
You want the one with Autoset in the name. The ResMed model that is the “equivalent” to the Phillips Dream station 1 is ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset

Edited thanks Guy.
The air curve is a ASV machine. I am sure others will comment. Why would you need a ASV. Maybe they don’t have a Airsense 10 Autoset.  There is a huge shortage due to the recall.
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RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
No, the "AirCurve 10 VAuto" is not an ASV machine. The ASV machine is the "AirCurve 10 ASV."
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RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
The 2 you want:

airsense S10 AUTOSET

OR

AIRCURVE S10 VAUTO
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RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
Thank you all for a quick reply, appreciate it.
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RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
The other comment is on the Elite (I understand you do not want a fixed pressure CPAP)
Elite is a Fixed Pressure CPAP machine that has Detailed data. This machine Is compatible with OSCAR. IMHO either AutoSet is preferred over this model.

CPAP, this is the low-end model, it does not have detailed data, not for you, not for your doctor, and not for OSCAR. AVOID this model at all costs.
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RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
Thank you Gideon, very helpful information to know.

The DME hasn't replied which model it would be... Looking online.
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RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
I was wrong about the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet For Her, I'm definitely considering that one as well. What threw me off was I read somewhere that it treats mild to moderate apnea and in my mind I associated it with 'not for me', since I have severe sleep apnea. But after reading more about it, it definitely could handle my apnea, since my prescribed CPAP pressure is 6 (subject to be optimized and tweaked). I have also come across information (on ResMed's website and elsewhere) about OSA behaving differently in women and this machine seems to address that.
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RE: Need clarification on ResMed models
AirCurve is the name for Resmed BiPAP/BiLevel devices.

The AirCurve Vauto probably can do the same treatment as the AirSense Auto if you program it that way.  It will be able to have a larger difference between inhale and exhale pressure. 

In the old days, "CPAP" or "APAP" machines gave you the same pressure for inhale and exhale.  "BiPAP"  gave you a lower pressure on exhale. 

Most modern CPAP or APAP machines have some form of exhale pressure relief.  The BiPAP machines are usually the same hardware, just programmed differently.  The medical mafia conspires to charge you more money for the same machine by regulating the level of pressure relief that you get and charging you more for a "BiPAP" machine.

ASV is a form of bilevel, but with a considerably different algorithm and much higher prices for the same hardware.  An ASV machine would probably be able to do APAP if programmed that way, but I haven't actually checked for the AirCurve 10 ASV.
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