(02-22-2016, 09:41 PM)Ed1101 Wrote:(02-22-2016, 06:44 PM)justMongo Wrote: Sleeprider: You notice that Ed1101 has Itime > Etime. And, low tidal volume?
Plus fast median resp rate.
(02-22-2016, 09:24 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Jm, I missed it. It's not as extreme as some recent cases we've seen, and I don't know if it's even significant. Tidal volume seems okay if this is not a large person, but the respiratory rate is 24 bpm, which is on the high side. Hard to say without more information. The waveform looks pretty good other than the apnea. To be honest, I don't know of any spontaneous PAP therapy that targets those parameters.I am 6' 1" and weight is ~250. I am seeing a Pulmonologist about reduce lung capacity.
Well, we are close to the same size and FWIW my tidal volume runs about twice yours. Your apnea is pretty well treated on your current machine. With reduced lung volume, it is possible to encourage improved ventilation using pressure support (difference in pressure between IPAP and EPAP), and your machine can provide up to 3 cm of EPR (pressure support). A bilevel (Aircurve 10 Vauto) machine can provide much more pressure support.
Something you might want to try is to change your EPR from 1 to 3. This will encourage more complete exhale and provide a comfortable pressure increase to help with inhale. It's not a good as a bilevel, but it can make a difference.