Yep, flagging is very weak on all machines.
EstrellaJJ schreef: 10 sep 2023, 13:25
2 - I have had issues like dry mouth and mouth leaks (I am on nasal pillows) which have gotten significantly better with EPAP of 10 vs. EPAP of 6-7. Probably I started mouth breathing with lower pressures in response to airway collapses?
Correct. When your body experiences respiratory stress, this can trigger all sorts of things: tongue movement, jaw thrusting etc which can all break the seal between the base of the tongue and the soft palate resulting in release of air and therefore dry mouth.
As far as I am concerned, VCOM is bunk. They use the cloak of science and a lot of woo to make their case, but nothing makes logical sense. Note that the linked paper is a white paper, there has been no peer review, no scientific 3rd party discussion etc
. There are just so many smells about it, I'd be surprised if they still exist in a year. They'll have taken the money and ran. Their self-application to the FDA is fraudulent (*), they've described their product as a "connector" while it is obviously a cheat device that strongly distorts the functioning (and data collection so you can't trust OSCAR data anymore!) of the xPAP device it is attached to.
(*) self-application means that they just submitted their form to the FDA. Their formal status is "FDA Registered" which does not mean much. It does not mean
mean that it is "FDA approved" which is an active investigation on the part of the FDA. As it stands, FDA has not checked their homework. Source
When a facility registers its establishment and lists its devices, the resulting entry in the FDA's registration and listing database does not denote approval, clearance, or authorization of that facility or its medical devices.
I found this quote quite amusing. I love how it says "regulatory requirements of the FDA" making it sound all official but it just means submitting a form, no questions asked
They're probably going to have more of a hard time in EU etc.
Since introducing the V̇-Com™ at APSS, SleepRes has had requests for V̇-Com™ from all over the globe. While V̇-Com™ has met the regulatory requirements of the FDA here in the US, it is now on a similar regulatory path in other countries. V̇-Com™ is not a therapy itself but an accessory to PAP therapy which provides comfort to new and struggling patients onPAP.
As far as aerophagia is concerned, MAP (mean airway pressure) is the driving factor.
Na 3 jaar strijden eindelijk de diagnose UARS
Dit onderschrift is een eerbetoon aan zij die nog in stilte lijden omdat hun artsen volhouden dat het "tussen de oren" zit
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