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brianwood619 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Peaceful Acres

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So my new machine the resmed s9 escape arrived two weeks ago. This machine is absolutely awesome. The ease of breathing with it is phenominal. Once its set up its as simple as pushing one button and it automatically sets the humidity and tube heat. My sleep has been so much more enjoyable with the easier breathing. Highly recommend this machine
01-27-2014 07:16 PM
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me50 Offline

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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
The problem with the cpap machine you have is that you cannot monitor your data daily or weekly or monthly. All you can get is compliance info but no detail on how you are doing each each night.

glad you are feeling better with cpap therapy.
01-27-2014 07:21 PM
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zonk Offline

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
Hi brianwood619, welcome aboard
Congrats, took me some time getting used to the therapy.
All models in the S9 series comes with the heated hose option. The Escape is a basic model, does not tell you anything useful, for anything useful you need Elite or Autoset models which cost only few dollars more than the Escape model. Insurance pay by a billing code E0601 which cover basic model like S9 Escape or full data capable machine like S9 AutoSet the same amount but your DME make most profit by giving you the cheapest one. If were me, get my doctor to write a new prescription, something like S9 AutoSet ... pressure auto range 9- 13 and "dispense as written" otherwise what the doctor would be checking next followup appointment if all what he get from the SD card is hours using, might suffice insurance requirement but not mine. S9 AutoSet can be set to work as straight CPAP or as APAP (two machines in one) better to have something you don,t use than need something but don,t have Thinking-about
01-27-2014 08:33 PM
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brianwood619 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Peaceful Acres

Post: #4
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
yeah unfortunately i'm paying for it out of pocket as i have not met the deductible on my insurance yet.....ughhhhh
01-27-2014 09:27 PM
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Surly Offline

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Machine: PRS1 60 Series REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX Nano
Humidifier: PRS1 60 Series Heated Tubing
CPAP Pressure: 14.5 Opti Start - 18 (APAP)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using latest unstable version of SleepyHead for Mac

Sex: Male
Location: Sydney, God's Country

Post: #5
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
If it's working for you and everything feels fine in terms of sleep quality etc, being able to view the data is probably secondary antway. It just means that if things were to change at some point in the future you'll possibly need to undertake titration to help determine what new settings will deliver the best therapy.
01-28-2014 02:40 AM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #6
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
The Escape is a good machine. It is as good as any other S9 CPAP with the big exception being data collection. Other than that, they are the same. And like Surly said, if looking at the data is not important to you or your doc, it's a good machine.

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01-28-2014 02:58 PM
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brianwood619 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Peaceful Acres

Post: #7
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
yeah according to my doctor i will have a sleep study every two years for the rest of my life due to my apnea being as high as it was.
01-30-2014 09:22 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #8
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
If the doctor does not consider efficacy data to be of such importance in successful treatment, I would find myself another doctor
Without data ... there is no way to tell if the treatment is working
Without data ... there is no such thing as sleep study and diagnoses of sleep apnea
Data capable machine is like having a mini-sleep study at home, all night every night
So why are we deny ourselves the right to have such powerful tool
Cost wise only few dollars more but treatment wise much more than few dollars
01-30-2014 10:53 PM
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Post: #9
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
(01-30-2014 10:53 PM)zonk Wrote:  If the doctor does not consider efficacy data to be of such importance in successful treatment, I would find myself another doctor

I agree, BUT not that he's a bad doctor for not using the Cpap machine data. My doctor is the same way as brainwood69's. He wants me to keep coming back for sleep studies instead of data from my Cpap. He's very old school and probably doesn't like to use data not collected from a sleep study by HIS technicians.

Also I think there is a little money factor there too, the more sleep studies he does the more he gets paid.

The data is great for personal use though, and knowing what works for you and personally I think the data is as accurate as it gets. Just some doctors do things the way they want and set in their ways. Doesn't really mean they are bad, because doing sleep studies (in my case every 6 months) is probably a good thing as it confirms what you already knew, just can get annoying.
01-31-2014 11:31 AM
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brianwood619 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Peaceful Acres

Post: #10
RE: Res Med S9 Escape
Rest assured my doc is really good, very caring, he's getting in touch with my insurance to get them to pick up the tab fully on the machine. I don't like having sleep studies done, all the wires blood pressure cuff and rectal probe are very uncomfortable, but enduring all this probably saved my life, so a little embarrassment every two years is tolerable.
01-31-2014 11:42 AM
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