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[Pressure] AHI vs. exhaustion
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(11-09-2015, 03:14 PM)esrepairman Wrote: All the above are good points, but you assume that your machine says 10.0 it is actually blowing at 10.0. Your machine may not be working properly, it can happen. We just had a patient come in today, with a pressure of 14 and his CPAP was only blowing 11.4 and he was snoring and feeling like "crap" (his words). Ask your DME to check your machine with a digital manometer.

Personally I would rather see a water gauge as it self calibrates but point well taken.Thanks

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(11-09-2015, 03:14 PM)esrepairman Wrote: All the above are good points, but you assume that your machine says 10.0 it is actually blowing at 10.0. Your machine may not be working properly, it can happen. We just had a patient come in today, with a pressure of 14 and his CPAP was only blowing 11.4 and he was snoring and feeling like "crap" (his words). Ask your DME to check your machine with a digital manometer.

Interesting. I'm wondering if any of our members have checked their A10s stated pressure with a digital manometer and, if so, what result?
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(11-09-2015, 11:53 PM)sonicboom Wrote: Interesting. I'm wondering if any of our members have checked their A10s stated pressure with a digital manometer and, if so, what result?

I checked mine and my wife's PRS machines few months ago, using a high-tech analog pressure gauge. 8-)

http://www.efunda.com/formulae/fluids/manometer.cfm

Both were as correct as I could tell with a ruler.

I'd bring it in to my DME for a check but didn't want to walk out with another $400 mask and a spanking for sticking my nose in their business. 8-)
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