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by Pugsy
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Philips corporate ploy
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Philips corporate ploy

Just trying to understand the situation. Is ResMed that much better in providing therapy? Are they computing their AHI differently? Or it's one of those things not worth fuzzing about? Again....what is your metric for "better in providing therapy".....Is it just AHI? I know it is the primary metric...
by Pugsy
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Philips corporate ploy
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Philips corporate ploy

BTW even with the better AHI numbers with ResMed, I didn’t feel any noticeable difference in sleep quality. There is so much more to good sleep quality than just getting nice low AHI numbers. Common complaint though....time to do more detective work as to why sleep seems to be not doing a good job ...
by Pugsy
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ClimateLine heated hose issues with AirCurve 10 Vauto
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: ClimateLine heated hose issues with AirCurve 10 Vauto

it's all for naught. Nope. While verification of heated hose electrical issue did uncover your problem and there was an easy fix (new hose) that doesn't mean that someone somewhere sometime will experience rain out and my thoughts may help them sort out their issues. And doesn't mean that in mid Ja...
by Pugsy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser

Kaiser's Medicare is a type of Medicare Advantage plan.....I think They very well could try to push Apria...like a HMO thing. Remember Kaiser is an HMO and they often set their own rules and regulations BUT....if a patient requests copies of their records and the RX is part of the records....by law ...
by Pugsy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?
Replies: 23
Views: 590

Re: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?

Hey guys and gals. People can still read the posts here without logging in. People do it all the time. To assume that someone hasn't been back here to read stuff just because the log in thing doesn't reflect a more recent log in is perhaps an error in assumptions. Of course the polite thing to do wo...
by Pugsy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ClimateLine heated hose issues with AirCurve 10 Vauto
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: ClimateLine heated hose issues with AirCurve 10 Vauto

Is there anyway to use a larger diameter hose w the Vauto? I dislike that the climate line is the slimmer diameter and it's far less flexible than the heated tube on a Respironics for example. You can use a larger diameter non heated hose if you wish. Typically they aren't particularly flexible tho...
by Pugsy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: pressure difference with new mask?
Replies: 40
Views: 863

Re: pressure difference with new mask?

See if this helps. You are making more work for yourself. http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t158560/How-to-post-images-for-review.html As for understanding all the data you see....most of it really isn't all that important because there's a very wide range of "normals" and you fall right in the midd...
by Pugsy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Terrible Velcro On Philips Nuance Gel Pillow Mask Driving Me Nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Terrible Velcro On Philips Nuance Gel Pillow Mask Driving Me Nuts

Common complaint with that mask (or really any mask that uses much velcro) is the velcro gets tired. With the Nuance mask itself though it appears that things in general don't hold up well. You might look at the Nuance Pro gel mask if you haven't already as it has some extra silicone on the sides th...
by Pugsy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ClimateLine heated hose issues with AirCurve 10 Vauto
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: ClimateLine heated hose issues with AirCurve 10 Vauto

It's always possible that some sort of electrical failure can happen with these heated hoses but most of the time what we think is failure is actually from a combination of factors. 1....60 degrees ambient temp is going to be rough for the 86 degrees hose air temp to prevent condensation especially ...
by Pugsy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: YEA My First Oscar submission
Replies: 48
Views: 1044

Re: YEA My First Oscar submission

not to get caught up in thinking that there is some type of competition to see who can get the lowest score. Or maybe that is just a personality flaw that I have, lol. Not a personality flaw at all. Just human nature in general. We target numbers or pretty graphs as "proof" we are doing the best we...
by Pugsy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ClimateLine heated hose issues with AirCurve 10 Vauto
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: ClimateLine heated hose issues with AirCurve 10 Vauto

Which mask are you using? What is the ambient temperature in your bedroom with the window open? Approx? What is your humidity setting? Take the hose off the machine and drain it thoroughly. Put it aside for now. It needs to air dry thoroughly and that's hard to accomplish unless you blow some air th...
by Pugsy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resvent ibreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Resvent ibreeze

BTW.....they might try to tell you that your sleep center doctor "prescribed" the machine but it is EXTREMELY rare for any doctor to specify a brand. Usually prescriptions are worded generically... like "cpap with heated humidifier and/or heated hose"..that sort of thing unless someone is getting a ...
by Pugsy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Anyone in DFW area find a DME with Airsense 11?
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Anyone in DFW area find a DME with Airsense 11?

Did you mean would file your insurance for you and not ask you to pay for it up front? All the online DMEs will take prescriptions but not so many of them will work in network with your insurance. And from the last I saw....not many of the online DMEs even have the AirSense 11...and the couple I saw...
by Pugsy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resvent ibreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Resvent ibreeze

I wouldn't accept it myself.
It's not compatible with OSCAR for one thing.
Another thing it isn't what you told them you want.

Call up your insurance company and ask for a list of DMEs in your area that are in your network...and then start calling to see if anyone has what you want.
by Pugsy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: pressure response on Airsense 11
Replies: 25
Views: 513

Re: pressure response on Airsense 11

I believe that the Deamstation makes no attempt at evaluating the shape of the flow rate v. time curve so doesn't produce a flow limitation "grade" that is used to incrementally increase the pressure. Am I correct in that understanding ???? Respironics machines have always done something with the F...