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ResMed Record Earnings
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Jan 27, 2011.

Is it possible to have OSA without O2 desaturations?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by RockRpsgt Sep 30, 2010.

Religious About CPAP, but Not Feeling Alert
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Started this discussion. Last reply by PD Laire Mar 10, 2010.

 

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Karen Day-Lyon replied to PD Laire's discussion Murder Blamed on Sleep Apnea
"My 30 year old DD has both sleep apnea and parasomnia (the latter of which may be due to her seizure disorder, rather than the sleep disorder).  Several times a week she will jump up out of bed and start talking basic "word salad" and…"
Jun 11, 2011
kyle ricksgers replied to PD Laire's discussion Murder Blamed on Sleep Apnea
"fuck you this is my father my father is innocent i dont care what you have so stop trying to make a joke out of it if you have questions call me 412 961 4317"
Jun 7, 2011
jim hall replied to PD Laire's discussion Miracle Sleep Apnea Pill ! . . . Not
"Has anyone tried this?"
May 17, 2011
Chris H replied to PD Laire's discussion Denial About OSA?
"This happened to me  this last weekend ."
Feb 8, 2011
Mike replied to PD Laire's discussion ResMed Record Earnings
"they have perfectly good products -- i use a ResMed mask myself. just as a company, i find them to be less patient oriented than Philips Respironics, another leading manufacturer."
Jan 27, 2011
Maryann replied to PD Laire's discussion ResMed Record Earnings
"Are their products more expensive than others?  How about the quality, Is it good?  I am a fairly newcomber and I have a Resmed S-9 and Quatro Mirage mask and am just curious how their profits relate to the quality and performance of…"
Jan 27, 2011
Mike replied to PD Laire's discussion ResMed Record Earnings
"i can't recall a quarter that wasn't record revenue for RMD.  these guys are killing it.  they're not at all interested in the Sleep Apnea patient except as a line item on their income statement, but no one can argue that…"
Jan 27, 2011
PD Laire posted a discussion

ResMed Record Earnings

ResMed Inc. Announces Record Financial Results for the Quarter Ended and Six Months Ended December 31, 2010SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) today announced record revenue and income for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 was $306.0 million, an 11% increase (a 14% increase on a constant currency basis) over the quarter ended December 31, 2009. For the quarter ended December 31, 2010, income from…See More
Jan 27, 2011
RockRpsgt replied to PD Laire's discussion Is it possible to have OSA without O2 desaturations?
"There is no desat requirement for an obstructive apneac event. More than likely your friend has UARS which is represented by RERAS if he has anything at all."
Sep 30, 2010
Caroline replied to PD Laire's discussion Is it possible to have OSA without O2 desaturations?
"PD - It certainly is possible. I can offer myself as an example. With severe complex sleep apnea measured in several sleep studies, my O2 levels have always been normal - actually as good as the average 'normal' person. It seems…"
Sep 30, 2010
Rooster replied to PD Laire's discussion Is it possible to have OSA without O2 desaturations?
"You can definitely have OSA with a debilitating number of arousals and have no oxygen desats. There is also a problem in sleep medicine of many false negatives from in-lab PSGs and home studies."
Sep 30, 2010
99 replied to PD Laire's discussion Is it possible to have OSA without O2 desaturations?
"even with oxygen desats if it is above 90 it may be considered normal what apnea is cessation of breath for at least 10 seconds and so this affects the oxygen levels to dip maybe not enough of a dip to go below the magic figers"
Sep 30, 2010
PD Laire replied to Judy's discussion Philips Respironics SystemOne LED Screen - Backlight or No Backlight
"thanks for being persistent enough to get to the bottom of this 99, and thanks for sharing the correspondence with us."
Sep 30, 2010
PD Laire replied to Mary Z's discussion CPAP use - on vacation survey
"I agree with that suggestion. only makes sense. CPAP is the gold standard/ ideal treatment, but some treatment is better than no treatment."
Sep 30, 2010
PD Laire posted a discussion

Is it possible to have OSA without O2 desaturations?

i have a friend who has a lot of symptoms of OSA -- reflux, gasping for air at night, feeling tired all the time, etc.  he took a home test that came back negative for OSA -- it said his oxygen desaturations were normal.wondering whether it's even possible to have OSA without 02 desaturations.  anyone know?See More
Sep 30, 2010
PD Laire replied to Mike's discussion Anatomy of Sleep Apnea
"i'll never look at a crowded room in the same way again. i will be too busy spotting people with OSA!"
Sep 30, 2010

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At 1:17am on July 8, 2009, Judy said…
PD, I got an e-mail from sleepguide that you had replied to my Tech Notes post. I'm sorry I was posting it as practice, wasn't satisfied w/it, and deleted it w/o noticing you had posted a reply.
At 11:29am on March 22, 2009, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum!!

We are glad you joined. You will find informative information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other information to help enhance your sleep.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the new users group and the collective wisdom section. In those groups you will find informative discussions that maybe of interest to you.

If you have been around the world of sleep apnea for a while, we hope you still find the site informative and of interest.

Please feel free to share your thoughs, ideas, comments, questions, etc.

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