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ResMed AirSense 10...for her...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:31 am
by zack
I'm curious what people think about the Air Sense 10 For Her.

1) there is a special algorithm for auto titrating female patients. It is more sensitive to UAR and events of shorter duration.

2)this mode includes RERA detection and reporting. A RERA is defined as " two flow limited breathes followed by a step change in ventilation"

my first thoughts are a) why does there need to be an entirely seperate machine exactly like the male version except for the interchangeable face plate with flowers and the 3rd setting? ( CPAP, Auto Set, and AutoSet for Her) . Why not one machine with a male/ female setting?

b) how valid is this need for female algorithm anyway? how is there a worhty study without an examination of sleep architecture?

c) why not RERA detection for all patients with a definition closer to AASM definitions?

Re: ResMed AirSense 10...for her...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:22 pm
by lil_miss_sleeptech
Better yet, why not have all of the algorithms on one machine, as Zack stated, but label it as "CPAP", "Autoset", and "Autoset Sensitive"? A more sensitive setting would be good for not just women, but children, men with a more sensitive response to therapy, etc.

Re: ResMed AirSense 10...for her...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:49 pm
by linuxgeek
Because when you get a "Her" in the sleep center, which machine should you prescribe... A CPAP for Her obviously!

Re: ResMed AirSense 10...for her...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:35 am
by somnonaut
Using her in quotes made me think about transgender people, what would you use on that population?

Re: ResMed AirSense 10...for her...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:00 am
by linuxgeek
That's right. It was a horrible idea to put a gender identification on a PAP algorithm.
You have to convince the mild men that they should use a "for Her" model. You have to convince the obese female that she does not need the "for Her" algorithm. Andor then that all changes if they identify with another gender or any other blurring of the lines.

And you can't get the "for Her" algorithm on the normal AirSense 10. So, the AirSense for Her is the only one that is feature-complete.

But I don't really know if the "for Her" algorithm does anything useful or not. I doubt it.

I'm waiting for "EPR for Her", "RiseTime for Her", and "ASV for Her".

Re: ResMed AirSense 10...for her...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:11 pm
by bduce
It's all about marketing LG...

Re: ResMed AirSense 10...for her...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:33 pm
by zack
Its a gimmick. Plus, APAP over titrates anyway when it's left to chase UAR.