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[Treatment] Oscar data help bipap
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RE: Oscar data help bipap
I would worry less about compliance and let your doctor know you got the right therapy. He is welcome to follow along. Your need for mask, tubing, filters and other supplies do not change. I would really try to recruit the doctor and point out...do you think I should have to tolerate 10 events per hour when I can get near perfect therapy with ASV? My guess he only avoided the "right" therapy to save a hassle with insurance. He can write your prescription for ASVauto based on your current settings and results.

ST is fixed pressure, and not intended for complex apnea. I think I provided the link to the Resmed Clinical titration Protocol, but if not, just ask, and I will. You were prescribed the wrong device simply based on your complex apnea, rather than COPD. Compliance is simply using your machine more than 4-hours per day on at least 70% of days in a 30 day period. Unless you plan to go back to ST, compliance is a waste of time. Just have your doctor, or your primary doctor write the prescription for what works. FWIW, if they take back the ST because you don't use it, it's no loss.
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#22
RE: Oscar data help bipap
(02-15-2021, 04:46 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I would worry less about compliance and let your doctor know you got the right therapy. He is welcome to follow along.  Your need for mask, tubing, filters and other supplies do not change. I would really try to recruit the doctor and point out...do you think I should have to tolerate 10 events per hour when I can get near perfect therapy with ASV?  My guess he only avoided the "right" therapy to save a hassle with insurance.  He can write your prescription for ASVauto based on your current settings and results.  

ST is fixed pressure, and not intended for complex apnea. I think I provided the link to the Resmed Clinical titration Protocol, but if not, just ask, and I will.  You were prescribed the wrong device simply based on your complex apnea, rather than COPD.  Compliance is simply using your machine more than 4-hours per day on at least 70% of days in a 30 day period.  Unless you plan to go back to ST, compliance is a waste of time.  Just have your doctor, or your primary doctor write the prescription for what works.  FWIW, if they take back the ST because you don't use it, it's no loss.

Agreed, i do have an appointment with him. Minor correction is you mentioned 10 events, i think you were looking at S without T experiment we did? Normally i have anywhere from 0.6-2 AHI with ST given 14/9 pressure. But even then it doesnt feel as good as i am now. I will have to check but i think as it stands with COVID there maybe complexity returning device that's why was asking there are pressure recommendations based on ASV while i am trying to meet compliance until i schedule ASV sleep study or whatever doctor asks to get it rolling, any thoughts?
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