Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account



advice on setting up an auto-bipap
#11
I may be doing something wrong, but I set the numbers as suggested:

Min EPAP = 10 = your old min pressure setting
Max IPAP = 17 = your fixed IPAP pressure
Max PS = 4 = the difference between your fixed IPAP and EPAP settings.
Min PS = 2 = a wild guess on my part

and got these results according to Sleepyhead
EPAP min 10 and max 15, with med of 10 and 95% of 14.80
IPAP min 12 and max 17 with med of 12.5 and 95% of 16.8
PS min 2 and max 4 and med of 2 and 95% of 4

Is this in fact correct as you'd expect? AHI is down to 1.69 but this is one night's results.

thanks again for all your help.
Channel Min Med 95% Max
EPAPExpiratory Pressure (cmH20)
W-Avg: 10.91 10.00 10.00 14.80 15.00
IPAPInspiratory Pressure (cmH20)
W-Avg: 13.38 12.00 12.50 16.80 17.00
PSPressure Support (cmH20)
W-Avg: 2.47 2.00 2.00 4.00 4.00
Minute Vent.Minute Ventilation (L/min)
W-Avg: 7.43 0.12 7.25 10.25 20.25
Resp. RateRespiratory Rate (breaths/min)
W-Avg: 12.55 7.79 12.40 14.60 17.40
LeaksLeak Rate (L/min)
W-Avg: 4.61 0.00 0.00 17.00 53.00
Total LeaksTotal Leak Rate (L/min)
W-Avg: 36.27 27.00 34.00 50.00 89.00
Reply
#12
(04-20-2014, 12:34 AM)bob simons Wrote: I may be doing something wrong, but I set the numbers as suggested:

Min EPAP = 10 = your old min pressure setting
Max IPAP = 17 = your fixed IPAP pressure
Max PS = 4 = the difference between your fixed IPAP and EPAP settings.
Min PS = 2 = a wild guess on my part

and got these results according to Sleepyhead
EPAP min 10 and max 15, with med of 10 and 95% of 14.80
IPAP min 12 and max 17 with med of 12.5 and 95% of 16.8
PS min 2 and max 4 and med of 2 and 95% of 4

Is this in fact correct as you'd expect?
Those numbers make perfect sense given the settings and the fact that you had been titrated at 17/13.

If allowing the EPAP to go to almost 15 is causing problems with air in your stomach, you could bump the min PS = 3. Chances are that won't increase the AHI

Quote: AHI is down to 1.69 but this is one night's results.
That's good news. Let's hope the AHI stays low.

Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Dreamstation Auto User Need Advice Etchris 10 450 01-17-2017, 10:07 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  How to ulock Ramp setting on dreamstation wdriver 3 189 01-15-2017, 09:15 PM
Last Post: wdriver
  What's the maximum pressure setting that doesn't disturb your sleep? Ihaveapnea 12 520 01-14-2017, 10:02 AM
Last Post: Newbee2016
Question First data download and need advice shylock31 16 398 01-14-2017, 06:34 AM
Last Post: holden4th
  Just diagnosed but headed back for 2nd study. Advice? Piggles 50 1,392 01-13-2017, 04:58 PM
Last Post: shylock31
Question How to get prescription for auto-BiPAP machine? rbwilli 22 548 01-11-2017, 07:35 PM
Last Post: Galactus
  BiPAP quits after 15 minutes of operation Larryvon 5 174 01-09-2017, 10:57 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred

Forum Jump:




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.