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Using humidifier with fixed pressure
Just found a booklet from ResMed titled "Coping with positive airway pressure treatment" and it said on page 22 that pressure need to be adjusted if using humidifier with fixed pressure. I've not read it anywhere else - Any thought?
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I've just started treatment and it's irritating my nose

The cool dry air of treatment can cause a runny nose and sneezing in some people. but it usually settle down within a few days to a week. if it does not settle down, you should consider using heated humidifier. which will help by adding warmth and moisture to the air.

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Remember if you are using a fixed pressure CPAP device.
your set pressure may be need to be adjusted slightly if a humidifier is used.
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if you are using ResMed AuotSet device, it will automatically compensate for the pressure if humidifier is used.
07-12-2012 06:03 PM
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RE: Using humidifier with fixed pressure
I believe it's referring to ancient CPAP machines that required a manometer to set the pressure. I could only find that article in an old blog post. I found a similar brochure at [commercial link removed per Apnea Board rules] but it is titled "Living with positive airway pressure treatment." I didn't see anything about the pressure adjustment in this booklet, but I only scanned it quickly.






Howdy Dave, had to remove the direct link to that commercial web site due to our rules, but if anyone would like to find the PDF file Dave is referencing... just do a Google search for "knowledge center coping with CPAP brochure" and it will be the first link that pops up. Thanks. -SS




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07-12-2012 06:20 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Using humidifier with fixed pressure
(07-12-2012 06:20 PM)big_dave Wrote:  I believe it's referring to ancient CPAP machines that required a manometer to set the pressure.
Thanks. It does look its referring to acients machines bc at the bottom of the last page 30 of the booklet mention the following:
AutoSet. Autoset Spirit. Ultra Mirage. SmartStart. and VPAP are trademarks of ResMed Ltd. 2003 ResMed Ltd. 10189/7 03 05
07-12-2012 06:42 PM
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