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how importanat are the leaks, if all else is good?
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RE: how importanat are the leaks, if all else is good?
so whice leak stat is one to go by to target <25%? the 95% percentile, the mean#?
10-16-2012 11:17 AM
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Post: #22
RE: how importanat are the leaks, if all else is good?
You have to look at all of them. Tell us your numbers. If you're spending a significant amount of time leaking at a rate above what your machine can keep up with you need to fix it.

I don't use ResScan, but I think the leak rate graph has a horizontal red line at 24 L/min and the goal is to stay below that line at all times, except perhaps for short periods of time when you're adjusting the mask. If it happens for significant amounts of time while you're sleeping then you've got an issue that needs to be addressed.

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10-16-2012 11:54 AM
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Post: #23
RE: how importanat are the leaks, if all else is good?
(10-16-2012 11:17 AM)Ribman Wrote:  so whice leak stat is one to go by to target <25%? the 95% percentile, the mean#?
the S9 acceptable unintentional leak 24L/min
IMO its not a problem as long as getting a decent sleep and no prolong high leak throughout the night
example: last night slept for 6.5 hours - AHI 0.7
leak ..... median: 0.0 - 95P: 22.8 - max: 32.4
the 95P& max leak might be on the high side but looking at Resscan leak graph doesn't look that bad ...for about 25 mins leak was close to the red line and above but did not impact on the overall therapy as slept through and it was one of my best nights so far
10-16-2012 09:46 PM
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