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I Need Help Understanding OSCAR Reports
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I Need Help Understanding OSCAR Reports
I have used both OSCAR and Sleepyhead with a Phillips DreamStation CPAP machine for many years. I just got a new ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto on 2-12-21 and I am trying to learn more about this new machine’s capabilities and get a better understanding of the OSCAR reports.
 
I have noticed on the OSCAR reports I am getting info/data on two different “mask pressures” in the overview report. One chart shows a flat rate of 2. The other shows a fluctuating rate of 0.32 to 2.0. What is the difference between these two graphs? Which is more important to monitor?
 
The same is also happening for the “pressure” in the overview report. One chart shows a flat rate of 0 to 25. The other shows a fluctuating peak pressure of 14.46 to 25.0. What is the difference between these two graphs? Which is more important to monitor?
 
I have also noticed in the OSCAR reports I am getting info/data for two different “AHI” for the exact same night in the overview report. One chart shows the AHI as 1.42. H 0.39. UA 0.13. OA 0.91. The other chart shows Peak AHI 8.0. 95% AHI 5.00. Median AHI 0.0. Min AHI 0.0. Which of these two reports are the most accurate for AHI? What is the difference between these two graphs? Which is more important to monitor?
 
The above data was all reported and based upon the night of 2-17-21
 
Thanks in advance for any information or tips you may have.
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RE: I Need Help Understanding OSCAR Reports
A picture is worth a thousand words, but I have a feeling you are comparing apples and oranges. First, show me the mask pressure you are looking at. As far as AHI, ignore the AHI chart that shows the rolling hourly AHI. The only one that counts is the whole night statistic. Show me a chart, I'll tell you what it means. If you want to do a deep dive into chart interpretation, read this http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead
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