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HIPAA And Your Legal Right To Your Medical Records and How To Get Them

I provide this URL first as it provides access to individual states laws

This site provides some information on the limitations to access to copies of your medical records at one university

Some of which are

The patient may only access, inspect, and/or obtain a copy of his/her PHI in a "designated record set." The designated record set… Continue

Added by Judy on July 13, 2009 at 5:21pm — 2 Comments

Resmed's Development of the AutoSet

An interview with Dr. Michael Berthon-Jones

Dr. Michael Berthon-Jones has been closely involved in the field of respiratory medicine and the development of CPAP devices for most of his working career.

After completing his medical degree at Sydney University, Dr Berthon-Jones spent two years working with Dr Russel Vandenberg at Royal North Shore Hospital, in the area of respiratory medicine.

He was working on a PhD thesis studying the control of breathing in sleep,… Continue

Added by Judy on July 12, 2009 at 2:24pm — 2 Comments


A fellow apnean and Resmed user recently wrote to Resmed asking how to obtain the ResScan software. This is the reply as posted in another apnea support forum:

This is their reply:

"Thank you for taking the time to email in with your concerns. We appreciate the fact that you are activly involved with your therapy and want to manage it accordingly. Because these devices and masks are of prescription requirement, we can not sell the ResScan software to patient’s . All of our… Continue

Added by Judy on July 2, 2009 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Respironics REMstar M Series Pro w/Integrated Humidifier RECALL 05 Feb 2009


Remstar Pro M-Series CPAP and Heated Humidifier System. Catalog Numbers: 1049109, 1049110, 1049111, and AC1049109. Recall # Z-1260-2009


Respironics, Monroeville, PA, by letter dated February 5, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.


Malfunction of the J3 connection between the Heater Plate Main… Continue

Added by Judy on June 28, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Fully Data Capable CPAPs and APAPs I'm Aware of As of Apri 2009

Fully data capable CPAPs that I am aware of as of April 2009:

1] Resmed S8 Elite w/EPR

2] Resmed S8 Elite II w/EPR

3] Respironics REMStar Pro II w/C-Flex

4] Respironics M Series Pro w/C-Flex

5] Covidien (Puritan Bennett) Sandman Info (not to be confused w/the Intro)

6] Fisher and Paykel SleepStyle 244 (the 244 is the key identifier)

7] Puritan Bennett GoodKnight 420S

8] Puritan Bennett GoodKnight 420SP

Fully data capable APAPs that I am… Continue

Added by Judy on June 7, 2009 at 10:07am — 5 Comments

Air leakage from Resmed Ultra Mirage.

I have been using my CPAP machine for about 2 years now and have found it of benefit. Lately however I have noticed what appears to be excessive air leakage from the mask through 2 small holes about 3mm wide at the bottom of the mask. I don't know whether these holes had small plugs put into them that have since fallen out but the air leaking seems quite substantial and very noisy and off putting when trying to sleep. Shoultd I just block them off or should they be kept open. Hope someone can… Continue

Added by Thomas Stevenson on May 29, 2009 at 4:28am — 3 Comments

Titration Guidelines

Clinical guidelines for the manual titration of positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.


J Clin Sleep Med 2008;4(2):157-71.

Stanford University Center of Excellence for Sleep Disorders, 401 Quarry Road, Suite 3301, Stanford, CA 94305-5730, USA


Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices are used to treat patients with sleep related… Continue

Added by Judy on May 15, 2009 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

Apnea del Sueno

Que es la Apnea del Sueno

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Added by The SleepGuide Crew on May 12, 2009 at 7:01pm — No Comments

HIPAA And A Patient's Rights To Their Medical Records

I provide this URL first as it provides access to individual states laws

This site provides some information on the limitations to access to copies of your medical records at one university

Some of which… Continue

Added by Judy on May 4, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

Resmed Headquarters in Belle Vista, NSW, Australia and Some Resmed History

Here are some pictures my good friend, dsm, from cpaptalk's forum took during his visit to Resmed's headquarters in Belle Vista, NSW, Australia.


History notes

This material was submitted to Standards Australia by ResMed for the 2006 Australian Design Awards judging and… Continue

Added by Judy on May 3, 2009 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

What Every Apnean Should Know


After your sleep evaluation study did anyone set down with you with the printed results and explain them to you? Did you want them to?

After your xPAP titration study did anyone sit down with you with the printed results and explain them to you? Did you want them to?

Were you given a printed copy of your results with graphs (5+ pages) or just the doctor's dictated report (1-2 pages) or neither?

Do you know what an xPAP is? An APAP? A… Continue

Added by Judy on May 3, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

History of RPSGTs

Re-posting this history of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGTs) from a Discussion started by Dave Hargett, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the BRPT:

"Peter McGregor is RPSGT registry number 1, from June 1979. This year the BRPT (Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists) celebrates it's 30th birthday as the credentialing agency for the RPSGT credential. In that 30 years there have been about 14,000 persons who have become RPSGTs.

My… Continue

Added by The SleepGuide Crew on May 3, 2009 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Excellent Resmed Sleep Apnea Video

This is one of the best explanatory videos I've seen on sleep disordered breathing (sleep apnea)

If that doesn't bring it up try these two… Continue

Added by Judy on May 2, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

Your Sleep Environment; 7 Tips to Create a Room that Promotes Sleep

You're Sleep Environment; 7 Tips to Create a Room that Promotes Sleep

By: Amy Korn-Reavis, RRT, RPSGT

Posted in:

A good night sleep is influenced by many things. If you are suffering from insomnia the first thing you should do is rule out where you sleep as the cause of the problem. The easiest thing to do is to look at your room and see if a change here could change your… Continue

Added by Rock Conner RRT on April 25, 2009 at 7:05pm — 4 Comments

My success story

As others have written, even back in my teenage years, I always felt tired. My mother would comment that I could sleep more than any person she knew. Into adulthood and the exhaustion, of course, continued.

I was in my late 20's the first time I went to an EENT. I had a CT scan done (pretty primitive back then) and went on allergy treatment. My EENT mentioned that I "might" have sleep apnea, but nothing more than that.

Fast forward to 1999. I am again suffering with bouts… Continue

Added by RedHatty on April 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments


Hello, just trying to get a feel for this site, and not sure how much I will use it.

My wife snores ALOT!! Does that mean she has Sleep Apnea?

I have been diagnosed with it and have the CPAP thing... I cannot use it!!

The only difference I see with it is that I now NOTICE that I stop breathing. Before, I was oblivious to it.

I also tried the stretchy thing you put on your head and pull it down accross your chin. It is supposed to keep the jaw forward.… Continue

Added by Mirthon Manon on April 15, 2009 at 10:26am — 1 Comment


I had a sleep study done over a year ago which I am today going to get my records for that for more info for you all, I did use my machine religiously for 6 months, all with BAD side effects, 1st I was still very fatigued, woke up each day stomach distened and gas for hours, eyes swollen and tearing for hours, I have used or tried 6 different mask from nose to full face all with same outcome.

I now went to another doctor which gave me ANOTHER sleep study WHY I ASK MYSELF, but did so 2… Continue

Added by robert cooper on April 14, 2009 at 11:41am — 11 Comments

Didgeridoo for Sleep Apnea

Can playing a musical instrument, the Didgeridoo, help treat Sleep Apnea? Sounds like a gimmick, but there's actually some credible scientific evidence showing exactly that. The Didgeridoo appears to strengthen muscles in the airway, reducing the likelihood of their collapse and obstruction. For some serious scientific evidence on the effectiveness of the Didgeridoo in the treatment of Sleep Apnea, check out PubMed and the… Continue

Added by The SleepGuide Crew on April 7, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Men versus women: Sleep apnea symptoms are apparently different

A new study just published in Sleep has again demonstrated that women are different from men even when they have the same disorder—obstructive sleep apnea, often called OSA. As I mentioned recently, women might be less likely to be diagnosed with OSA in part because of doctor awareness that OSA is most common in men. [...]

Men versus women: Sleep apnea symptoms by… Continue

Added by Ernest Logan Jr. on March 29, 2009 at 4:25pm — 4 Comments

DeVilBiss IntelliPAP AutoAdjust vs Respironics RemStar M Series Auto w/A-Flex recently provided free DeVilBiss IntelliPAP autos to 50 Respironics M Series Auto users to compare the two devices. The DeVilBiss was THE FAVORITE!

The comments from the users on both devices are quite detailed and comprehensive and can be found at the URL above. They are well worth reading, especially if you are contemplating buying a new CPAP/APAP or a… Continue

Added by Judy on March 25, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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