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Should my friend be concerned?
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Should my friend be concerned?
My friend recently started to use sleepy head and kind of new to this stuff. She has a Resmed Vauto machine. She sent me some of her data and wanted to know if there is any reason to be concerned. She didn't have any screenshots (although I asked her to send them). I noticed that her respiratory rate and minute vent is pretty low. she has a sleep doctor that she goes to to help adjust her pressures.

Also another concern is that her Spontaneous trigger % on the VAuto is only 39%. I have a VAuto as well and mine is always in the high 90 percentile. Is this even a concern?


But here are her respiratory and minute vent numbers.

Minute Vent.Amount of air displaced per minute (L/min)
W-Avg: 8.14

0.00
7.50. Med
12.50 95%
17.38. MAX


Resp. RateRate of breaths per minute (Breaths/min)
W-Avg: 10.53

0.00
10.00. Med
14.80  95%
17.60    MAX
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#2
RE: Should my friend be concerned?
The breathing stats are fine.
The spontaneous trigger levels seem off.

Can you get a full list of her settings from the clinician's menu? 
Does she have any respiratory issues? 
What kind of doctor is this sleep doctor? Pulmonologist?

IF she has no underlying respiratory issues I would say the timing parameters may be off thus to see all of the settings.
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RE: Should my friend be concerned?
I agree with Fred that a lot of data is missing. A respiration rate of 10 BPM and minute vent of 7.5 L/min, suggests a tidal volume of 750 mL which is quite high for a female. I suspect the pressure support is high.
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RE: Should my friend be concerned?
I will try to get this information from her.
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RE: Should my friend be concerned?
Still waiting to receive her info. I will probably just have to screenshot it myself next time I see her cause she is computer illiterate lol
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RE: Should my friend be concerned?
Btw I meant spontaneous Cycle percentage not trigger!
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