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New AirCurve S10 Vauto set at fixed pressure
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RE: New AirCurve S10 Vauto set at fixed pressure
       
 
If done right, you see two inserts, showing the basics of the first study. If believed, final treatment of 16/12/0/8 eliminated all apnea. Not sure what those final two forward slashes mean. The second clip shows If I stay off my back, most of my problems go away. Also hard to believe. Keep in mind I had wires,, leads, belts, and goey stuff everywhere, and spent a disproportionate amount of time on my back.I have read a lot more reports and articles discussing the potential dangers of someone in my condition going on ASV, than those saying the therapy far outweighed the danger. I think that's not getting me on that machine. It is what it is. Let's go from there, if we can. I cannot sleep only on the side, because my shoulders hurt, or arms go a little numb. I will use my cervical collar tonight, as well as chinstrap. I don't know what you mean what you say to to confine info to one thread, to keep it all together.. Current machine results are a little under 3 hours, last night, and is not indicative of anything.
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RE: New AirCurve S10 Vauto set at fixed pressure
Okay, I got it. They titrated you up to 16/8 on conventional bilevel without backup and got an AHI of 50.2 events per hour.
Then they put you on a ST machine with a backup of 8 BPM and dropped your AHI to 0.0. Notwithstanding the high arousal index this resulted in an acceptable SpO2 and apnea index, so they went backwards and prescribed the conventional bilevel without backup where an AHI over 50 was just demonstrated with low SpO2. In other words, your doctor fluently speaks duck...Quack!

You need an ASV, or at the very least a machine that provides backup for the central respiratory events. ST is far from ideal as indicated by the arousal index over 37. If an Environmental Consultant can tell you this, why can't a doctor, posing as a physician specialist figure it out? You need to confront this quack with the facts and tell him to make it right or get out of the way. You need a different medical provider.
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RE: New AirCurve S10 Vauto set at fixed pressure
...And don't let this quack tell you "we need another titration test to justify ASV". I don't know what this process has cost you, but your doctor has everything he needs to prescribe AutoASV because this last test clearly shows the need for a backup rate and prolific central apnea at all tested pressure without that. This HCPCS code #0471. Get the script or tell the doc to get lost. This is what you need, and it includes both ST and ASV. The fixed pressure ST is far less capable and suitable for your condition than the variable pressure adaptive servo ventilator (ASV).

HCPCS Code E0471

Respiratory assist device, bi-level pressure capability, with back-up rate feature, used with noninvasive interface, e.g., nasal or facial mask (intermittent assist device with continuous positive airway pressure device)
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