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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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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

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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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