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Glossary Request for Report Terminology
Would it be possible to set up a Glossary or Dictionary of all the terms and phrases used in the various on-screen and stored reports (SD cards) of CPAP machines? I'm thinking actually of a new header for this glossary going alongside the rules, suppliers, Wiki, etc. at the top of the site's screens.
Respironics' 560P manual is woefully short on explanations and the report mailed to me from my equipment provider did not include definitions of the terms either (EncoreAnywhere -version: 2.19.4.0).
During my research on this site and others to locate definitions for the terms I saw on my reports, I noticed a lot of inquiries about specific terms (abbreviated examples- RERA, AHI, FL, VS, etc.) in individual threads. If there could be some compilation of all the terms, as well as maybe some suggested ranges of whether data reported for a particular term generally would be bad or good (like AHI 5<10 = Borderline Apnea, or AHI 30+ = Severe Apnea; two examples that I saw somewhere), I believe everyone would benefit.
This glossary may require cross-referencing if different machines report the same things under different terms.
Thank you!
11-21-2013 04:06 PM
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RE: Glossary Request for Report Terminology
Welcome to the forum, bystander. Have you checked the WIKI area? The link is located at the top of each web page.


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11-21-2013 04:13 PM
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RE: Glossary Request for Report Terminology
Hi bystander22,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You might check the Wiki here on the board for terms.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

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11-21-2013 04:19 PM
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RE: Glossary Request for Report Terminology
I missed the "Definitions" category during my original quick look at the Wiki. Thanks for alerting me to it! However, after looking at it again, the Wiki index and the "Definitions" category has some of the terms I needed, but I didn't see all of the terms as they were used in my reports. The Wiki also has some good/bad ranges for some entries but not others. That info probably would be as valuable to me as the definitions themselves.
Since I didn't see "everything" in one place, that's why I asked...
Thanks for the replies so far!
11-21-2013 05:01 PM
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RE: Glossary Request for Report Terminology
(11-21-2013 04:06 PM)bystander22 Wrote:  Respironics' 560P manual is woefully short on explanations and the report mailed to me from my equipment provider did not include definitions of the terms either (EncoreAnywhere -version: 2.19.4.0).
The clinical manual have the definition of the terms and available via email (scroll down to how for the manual via email)
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

SleepyHead Glossary http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sl...e=Glossary

SleepyHead download link http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...e-software
11-21-2013 06:12 PM
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