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Interpreting OSCAR data
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Interpreting OSCAR data
Hello Everyone,

I need help with interpreting OSCAR data. Where do I start?

Thanks in advance.

spinon
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#2
RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
I would post your daily charts and ask. That will put it into your context.

Then the OSCAR Wiki. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...OSCAR_Help
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RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
Hi bonjour & everyone,

Apologies for the delay in replying. 

Please find attached my OSCAR data for two consecutive days just over two months ago. I am hoping that someone will help me to interpret these results. These two screenshots indicate the day-to-day variation that occurs with my present CPAP setup. Do these figures point to a problem with my mask fit? I'd like to add that, although my starting CPAP pressure is set to 4.0 cmH2O, the actual pressure always starts at 9.5 cmH2O. I should also add that the maximum pressure was increased to 17.0 cmH2O shortly after these results.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

spinon


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RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
The 2 Oct says you are most likely tucking your chin. That is the main difference between the 2 nights.

Both say you need more pressure support. You may get more by setting flex to 2 this will help with your flow limits and RERAs.

You may need to go to a BiLevel machine such as the VAuto
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RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
Hi Everyone,

Here is the most recent data that I have imported into OSCAR.

Once again, comments appreciated.

spinon


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RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
(12-07-2019, 12:15 PM)bonjour Wrote: The 2 Oct says you are most likely tucking your chin.

Hi bonjour,

OK, I checked out your Wiki Help. Now I know what is meant by 'tucking your chin' and it looks as if the solution is the soft cervical collar.

spinon
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RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
I'll suggest a little more
Soft Cervical collar for the chin tuck
Min pressure to 7 to help with obstructive events and to give flex the best chance to help
Set flex to 2, 3 is ok if it doesn't bother you

I can still see a BiLevel with higher pressure support in your future
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

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RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
(12-07-2019, 02:35 PM)bonjour Wrote: I'll suggest a little more
Soft Cervical collar for the chin tuck
Min pressure to 7 to help with obstructive events and to give flex the best chance to help
Set flex to 2, 3 is ok if it doesn't bother you

I can still see a BiLevel with higher pressure support in your future

Hi bonjour,

Once again, thanks for your valued feedback. Never once has my physiotherapist talked about positional apnea and/or SCCs. And these people work within the respiratory clinic! So, I will try to find a suitable SCC and see what difference it makes. Do you have any recommendations bearing in mind that I am in the UK?

As for flex, I don't know what it is. I guess another visit to your Wiki is in order.

spinon
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RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
Pop to Boots and see what collars are availiable you want it fairly loose but high enough to stop the chin tuck. See our wiki article here 

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...cal_Collar
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RE: Interpreting OSCAR data
(12-10-2019, 05:59 PM)jaswilliams Wrote: Pop to Boots and see what collars are availiable you want it fairly loose but high enough to stop the chin tuck. See our wiki article here 

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...cal_Collar

Hi jaswilliams

I bought a collar from Amazon. It is made by a company called 'vive'. I've adapted to it more quickly than I expected. It seems to have made a huge difference. But, it's a slight problem if I get up to go to the toilet during the night. When I look down to take aim, I have to be careful not to miss the target!  Too-funny

I'll reply to bonjour with some very recent OSCAR data.

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