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Different AHI with different apap machine?
#11
RE: Different AHI with different apap machine?
Thanks Dave.  You are giving me confidence to keep asking my DME to change to a lower EPR.  I know I could do it myself but I would rather avoid it and let them do the job since my pulmologist is on the board of my DME.  I don’t want any problems with them (until I have the chance to change of DME at least).  Here, in Quebec (Canada), it’s quite tough to see a doctor.  So I need to act wisely.
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#12
RE: Different AHI with different apap machine?
Thank you all, Stacey, Gideon and Dave. With your help, I had arguments to convince my DME to change EPR to 1 instead of 3. I have read before that EPR can affect AHI but didn’t know why. Now I do. Also spoke to another inhalotherapist than my regular and she was open and understanding of me asking. So, tonight’s the night! Lol
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#13
RE: Different AHI with different apap machine?
The same settings on a different machine model, even from the same manufacturer, can give you different AHI.

Even if your actual breathing is the same, different machine models and manufacturers will give you a different AHI reading.

You're probably going to need to tinker with your settings. This will be much harder with the DME involved.
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#14
RE: Different AHI with different apap machine?
I can't tell you what to do with your therapy, but I'll share what happened with my own just after joining Apnea Board in 2017. I had a pulmonary doc appointment to point out very high Central Apnea on the diagnostic study report. Doc made an appointment to do ASV titration, and he wanted pressures on the DreamStation Auto BPAP changed. I asked for the script and I was then to take it to my DME to make the changes. I edited the PAP myself and called the RT over at the DME's office and told them what settings were changing. The girl on the phone said she'd edit them the next day, when I said thanks but I've got the edit in already. She thanked me and hung up.
Dave

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#15
RE: Different AHI with different apap machine?
Hey Dave!  I might try that next time  like  Thanks
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Thank you Archangle!  I can't tell you how much this web site and forum helped me since a few days.  I'm getting wiser everyday to confront my DME when they refuse to help me like they should.
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#17
RE: Different AHI with different apap machine?
Any way we can help, just ask.
Dave

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#18
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(07-23-2021, 07:54 PM):thanks:SarcasticDave94 Wrote: Any way we can help, just ask.

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