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Soft Response Mode in Resmed
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Soft Response Mode in Resmed
Hi,

I am trying to compare the soft response in Resmed Autoset with the algorithm from Autoset for her. I have seen an explanation in Resmed's web site comparing the standard algorithm with the for her algorithm:

   

According to this graphic and to my understanding, soft mode reacts to even single flow limitation events by slightly increasing the pressure while the classic algorithm waits for a few of them to happen and then increases pressure to a higher level. In the end you get normal airflow but for her algorithm achieved it by staying at a lower pressure. I am having difficulty understanding why the more agressive algorithm has to go to a higher pressure, if it works faster. I'd assume, because it is increasing faster, it would be able to prevent the need to go higher. I am probably missing something. However my real question is, where does the soft mode come in? If you use the soft mode, which ability do you gain? The one where it increases the pressure slower, so it is similar to for her? But then, if it doesn't react to every flow event, like the for her does, wouldn't that mean it will require significantly longer time to achieve the same result, allowing more events to happen? 

Thanks....
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RE: Soft Response Mode in Resmed
Good question. Hopefully somebody will answer.
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RE: Soft Response Mode in Resmed
Soft is not the same as for her.
Soft is a more gentle version of the normal autoset algorithm.
In the graph you’ve shown it will respond the same as autoset, but not increase by as much. The increase amount is more like the “for her” mode, but it responds with the same trigger as the autoset algorithm, ie. after 2nd and 3rd flow limited breath, not the first like the first one that the for her does.
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