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    This topic was originally posted by Tankster but a technical issue meant we have had to delete it and re-post it.

    Hi.
    I have been using a Resmed airsence 10 (no humidifier tank supplied) since late july. my AHI score has never been lower than 4 but mainly the average since I started therapy is 16.87 event per hour, I last spoke to my hospital in September. they have prolonged the trial period until late November,
    the nurse said that if things havnt settled now by then . I will need another over night study to see what is causing the events . we I thought I had already been diagnosed with OSA,/CA .The last over night test produced a result of 44 ahi. if its not Sleep apnea what else can it be . many thanks
    Tom @ Intus

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  • #2
    Hi,

    Thank you for your post.

    The AHI target with a CPAP machine is 5 events /hour or under however achieving this is dependent of the mask fit.

    Which mask do you use? Do you have a good seal with it? You might want to consider a sizing guide to make sure that you have the correct size mask.

    You can try to watch some fitting video on line. Or you can consider the RemZzzs mask liners. This is a soft cotton fabric liner creates a barrier, absorbs skin oils and reduces air leaks as well as skin irritation and pressure marks. Try a sample pack for just 6.99. https://www.cpap.co.uk/remzzzs-cpap-...sk-liners.html

    As I am not a medical professional, I would not be able to advise and comment you about your sleep study results but I would be doing my best for you to get on with your equipment.

    Giny

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    • #3
      hi I use a nasal mask and have been measured for good fit. Now there has been a development, my hospital phoned me to I have more than one type of apnea and I need a machine swap. I will be give a machine that can deal with more than one type of apnea.
      I think its obstructive and central.

      does anyone have any experience of these machines and how do they differ,.

      many thanks

      m

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      • #4
        Hi Tankster,

        Thank you for your post.

        Do you know which machine (Brand and model) you are getting, and then we can advise you from there.

        Kelly

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        • #5
          hi ,
          no sure yet as i dont get the new machine until late November, all i know at present is i have an appointment with N V I specialist nurse and 1 hour appointment for the new machine

          regards
          mark

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          • #6
            Hi Mark,

            If when you know which machine you have, then please let us know and we can go from there.

            Kelly

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            • #7
              hi i have just been issued with a ResMed AirCurve 10 CS PaceWave

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              • #8
                Hi Tankster,

                Thank you for your post.

                The ResMed AirCurve™ 10 CS PaceWave™ is a highly-responsive adaptive servo-ventilator (ASV) that is suitable for a range of central breathing disorders. As we mainly deal with obstructive sleep apnoea, and do not sell this machine I would not be able to comment at this time. Hopefully someone else in the forum will be able to help.

                Kelly

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