(02-12-2014, 02:09 PM)JohnNJ Wrote:
(02-02-2014, 12:41 PM)herbm Wrote: Does anyone know where to find (preferably online but at med library, Amazon etc. would be useful too) books/articles/manuals on how a physician should analyze and set the APAP?
I want this for at least two reasons:
1) To learn as much as possible
2) To understand the current training that sleep docs have available
To what end? The RT adjusted the pressure during my titration study, observed and recommended the lowest number that worked. The doctor didn't really do anything except agree with the RT's report.
The machine is not going to cure you so I'm just curious as to why you want to do this kind of research. It doesn't seem like you have a lot of free time.
I want it to make sure there are no gaping holes in my knowledge -- what I don't know that I don't know.
The second reason is because understanding how well trained the professionals are allows better estimation of their typical competence and removes many assumptions when dealing with them.
Ultimately, it doesn't really matter "why" but only if you have some info and are willing to help.
If not, nothing to see here
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."