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CPAP Titration Units

Postby BillA » Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:13 pm

Seems everyone is using either the ResControl or Synchrony CPAP/BiLevel unit in their labs. Are there any other CPAP titration units in the market that perfrom well?
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Postby fdosleep » Tue Mar 18, 2003 5:14 pm

No :? Just kidding. Seems like they have the market on clinical units, at least in my area.
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Postby sleepadmin » Tue Mar 18, 2003 5:27 pm

BillA...

Is there someting you dislike about these machines?
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Postby BillA » Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:47 am

Nothing in particular.
Years ago I used the DiVilbiss unit, it was difficult to calibrate.
I've seen the Breas unit in Europe, it was not that difficult to titrate...
The Maestro has always performed well and is very easy to calibrate, but I believe its days are numbered..
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Postby ol'timer » Thu Mar 20, 2003 8:14 pm

i've always liked the ease of the maestro...if it ain't broke..don't fix it.
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Postby stars » Tue Mar 25, 2003 2:15 pm

Bill ! We try all mostly system in the marketing and:
1 ResMEd VPAP-I/II st mode extremely good for child titration/easy increase pressure very slowly,great information in remote control.
Second -ST mode fantactic work with severe CHF/COPD/Postpolyo patient.
I think one of best back up system.
neg-price.
Maesto good but very small table options.and limited pressure.
Also no back up,
3.Last few weeks we try Respironics "Synchrony "with C-FLEX mode
for me look verywell for patient,patient decrease compl. a lot
look work as BiPap/without Bipap price,only one severe problem leak information,any time look very bad.
My own choice Resmed VPAP=IIST.Also we have very severe population
patient with lung problem,BiPAP with back up help a great
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Postby SCNVsleep » Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:37 pm

Stars -

I use the VPAP II/ST also and am curious how you find the price to be a negative. Are you purchasing units for your lab or renting them? I have 2 in my lab and only pay $149/quarter for BOTH.

I also agree that the ResControl is far superior to the Maestro.

I have a huge problem with CFLEX tho...It doesn't maintain accurate pressure. If you hook it up to a manometer, you'll see that, when in CFLEX mode the pressure doesn't come all the way back to the inhalation pressure. It is off almost a cm and a half. I feel that respironics has traded compliance for efficacy so they can seel more units....

Just my $0.02
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Postby stars » Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:09 am

To SCNVSP. !100% agree with you about CFLEX and plus some more very
hard to understanding what CFLEX mode leak meam.Any time very bad.
If i use RESMed i exactly haveinformation what wrong with mask or mouth breading. For this CFLEX system ??????.
Look to me CFLEX work same way as BIPAP,just w/o call this BiPap,may be i
am not right.
Any time when i check level pressure with CFLEX level-3,for CPAP 12 cm
manometr show 12+/- 1,5-2 cm and few second 8 cm,and back 11,5 12,5
and back 7,5-8,5.This look as Bipap.
Thank you Stars.
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Postby NYsleepyhead » Sat Apr 19, 2003 2:12 pm

The leak readings from the Synchrony are somewhat misleading. The raw number that you get is the gross leak, which includes the exhaust leak from the masks exhalation port. Each mask has a unique exhaust flow profile so we had to call manufactures and have them get us exhaust flow curves for all of our mask so that we could make sense of these readings.
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Postby stars » Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:47 am

To NYsleepy head.I agree with your information.
2 day ago i use for same patient same mask and try before test star short trainnig with Cpap.Res med VPAP-II leak 0-3 at list 15 min,when i connected hose to Synchrony. Leak 45-39/.All what i did in same room,just change hose ,from one Cpap to another.
Respironics sale representative said we use different system for check leak.
I have table from Resperonics about leak every mask.But it's min help.
Stars.For me Cflex look just one of kind mask ,not use name Bi[pap,for all time to use
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