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ResMed software update
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Does ResMed ever update the software that runs their XPAP machines? And if yes how often and how do you getthe new version?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by sleepycarol Jun 4, 2012.

Mask leakage rate and AHI
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I use a ResMed VPAP S with a Quattro FX full face mask. Each morning I check my numbers and have noticed that when the mask leakage number is low my AHI is high. For exampleLeakage Rate       AHI   …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Cannon Nov 14, 2011.

Quattro™ FX Full Face

Can a mouth breathing, side sleeping full bearded guy with an IPAP of 20 find lasting happiness with a ResMed Quattro FX Full Face mask?

Started Jun 28, 2011

VPAP Auto 25
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Greetings Fellow Forum Members Is the purchase of a used ResMed VPAP Auto 25 a good move? Also what are the data capabilities of this machine? Will I be able to easily transfer data to my PC? Thanks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Jun 28, 2011.

 

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"Hi Mary. Long time... I seem to remember a couple of years back you gave me some advice on getting my VPAP S tuned up. Well it will be 4 years old in March with 9500 hours and is developing problems. So would you mind repeating you advice? Thanks,…"
Dec 9, 2012
sleepycarol replied to Tom Cannon's discussion ResMed software update
"I am like Mary and think they are constantly updating, but that it all affects new machines and not ones that are already in use or produced.  Although it would be nice if you could some how download and update the software on our machines, I…"
Jun 4, 2012
Tom Cannon replied to Tom Cannon's discussion ResMed software update
"Thanks Mary."
May 27, 2012
Mary Z replied to Tom Cannon's discussion ResMed software update
"I am only guessing that they are constantly updating, but the changes might just be with each new version of the machine.  There was a long discussion on this on apneaboard and I believe the consensus was you can't update your machine as…"
May 26, 2012
Tom Cannon posted a discussion

ResMed software update

Does ResMed ever update the software that runs their XPAP machines? And if yes how often and how do you getthe new version?See More
May 26, 2012
Tom Cannon replied to ZolliStar's discussion How does one use the humidifier?
"I live in Massachusetts and during cold nights my bedroom can get down below 50 degrees which would cause my mask to fill with rain. But I found a simple solution; I keep my CPAP on my mattress and run the hose under my covers, problem…"
Jan 4, 2012
Tom Cannon and Banyon are now friends
Nov 27, 2011
Tom Cannon replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"Yes, there is a check for ResMed 3.14 on the VPAP S"
Nov 14, 2011
RockRpsgt replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"If this is the stand that you are gonna take Banyon at least go all the way with it. Original AHI severity,  arousal Index, leg movement index, underlying health issues and sleep environment should not be left out. All are needed to…"
Nov 11, 2011
RockRpsgt replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"Your leak rates are within a normal range. Banyon is correct in that these numbers are just a summary. They do little to show any type of trends."
Nov 11, 2011
RockRpsgt replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"How long has he been on PAP? What was his original AHI? Without those numbers you can't evaluate anything with any amount of data. Tom wanted to know what those numbers meant. Rather than giving an explanation you used it to push your…"
Nov 11, 2011
Banyon replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"  Find the exact model of machine in the table in the link below and see if there is a check mark in the column ResScan Version 3.14. Let me know your…"
Nov 11, 2011
Tom Cannon replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"But I need an S9 to get that kind of data, yes?"
Nov 10, 2011
Tom Cannon replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"Hi Mary, long time no see... Even with the cable I got from you I don't think the VPAP S will provide the kind of data that Rock and Banyon are referring to; would you concur with that assesment? Hope all is well with you, Tom"
Nov 10, 2011
Tom Cannon replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"I'm not complaining about the numbers rather I suspect that Leakage and AHI are related some how. Thanks for your reply."
Nov 10, 2011
Tom Cannon replied to Tom Cannon's discussion Mask leakage rate and AHI
"I have a VPAP S and the Rescan software I have doesn't give me the granularity you speak of; I wish it did.  Thanks for your comments"
Nov 10, 2011

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Bi-Level
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
ResMed VPAP S
H4i Heated Humidifer
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Quattro Full

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At 7:29am on December 9, 2012, Tom Cannon said…
Hi Mary. Long time... I seem to remember a couple of years back you gave me some advice on getting my VPAP S tuned up. Well it will be 4 years old in March with 9500 hours and is developing problems. So would you mind repeating you advice?

Thanks, Tom

PS: Lots of changes to this site.
At 11:28am on January 7, 2011, Judy said…
Hi Tom. I just sent the VPAP S back today and got my VPAP Auto back until I can get a loaner bi-level auto. So I am going by memory here .... ach. Never mind. I will PM you the URL for you to download the Clinician's Manual. Then you will have the instructions to access your data yourself straight from the horse's mouth.

The main thing I would caution you on is to WRITE DOWN ON PAPER what appears on EACH screen as you go thru the menus. That way if you accidentally - or intentionally - change your therapy settings you will know what settings were scripted or set when you received it.

How is your therapy going?? Most people do very well on the VPAP S. Its a good device. Unfortunately in my case I'm one of the very few who do NOT do well w/the VPAP pressure transitions in straight bi-level mode. I STRONGLY suspect that it is just because none of my sleep professionals are familiar w/and understand the various "comfort" features that Resmed allows for.

AND - Resmed is NOT offering an S9 VPAP Auto yet. Which is okay as their current bi-level auto is the VPAP Auto 25. A step up from my VPAP Auto be six months (January to July 2008).
At 7:13pm on December 19, 2010, sleepycarol said…

Welcome to the forum!!

We are glad you joined. Here you will find information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other sleep related disorders.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the FAQ tab and under the Groups tab, the new users group and the collective wisdom section. You may find those of particular importance in learning the language often used on the forum, solutions to common issues patients may have, and other information you may find useful.

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 thoughts, ideas, comments, questions, etc.

Again, Welcome to the forum!!

At 3:00pm on December 9, 2010, Mary Z said…
Tom, as a fellow forum member I would like to welcome you to SleepGuide.
Mary Z
 
 
 

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