Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

OPTISTART
#1
Question 

How do I use Optiistart? Went into Clinical Menu and turned it on, but this does not show up in regular menu. So do I assume it is working? Do I need to change my bottom pressure number down to give it room to work. I am currently set at 8.5 to 15 range.
The 90% number runs between 9 and 10.
AHI runs from .4 to 3.0.
I think it is a neat feature available on the PR System One, and would like to see
what machine does compared with my current settings.
Thanks again!
Coffee[b]

Reply
#2
optistart works within the bounds you supply. Since I had optistart turned on, it changed my start from 6.0 to 6.5 after about 8 days of use (my setting is 6.0 to 13.5). I saw that it did start for about 5 days at 6.5, and it shifted back to 6.0. It has done that twice in about a month now. It is back at 6.0. My 90% pressure is anywhere from 6.8 to 8.4 cmH2o, so it does not home in on the 90% value.

I don't know if sleepyhead detects or displays the optistart current value. But I was able to see when it changed, and confirmed in EncoreBasic which does report OptiStart.

good luck,
Dedicated to QALity sleep.
You'll note I am listed as an Advisory Member. I am honored to be listed as such. See the fine print - Advisory Members as a group provide advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies. Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment.
Reply


Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.