So apart from my getting my data onto the screen which I am still not quite "at" figuring out...will work on that this week with the pointers I got, thanks.
What would the top 5 go to-look at- fixes for AH too high?
I had pre-pap 26.6 I have avg AHI at about 5.8 now after 210 hours over 23 days.
I've had about 10 days of under 5.0 mostly grouped in my first 5 days of therapy and the last week.
My pressure is avg of 10.8.
Lowest setting 5.40 (I changed up from 4 a few days ago)
my leaks are under 17.00 avg. Max avg about late 50's 60's, once in a blue moon get an 88 or so, very short duration.
I have about 1/3 of my AHI in centrals.
Am I the only person who sees the bottom of the ResScan when on 24 hour setting and see's a MOB picketing (-: numbers and signs...10, 11, 18...and so on? They look so much better when spread apart on the 2 hour screen!
ALSO...please someone...what are the blue squares on the incident line? is that Mask off? or ? the one's with no words or numbers on them, just a blip?
Thanks in Advance,
Susan in S.F
01-18-2015, 08:06 PM
(This post was last modified: 01-18-2015, 09:13 PM by surferdude2.)
The blue squares you are referring to are called Hypopneas. Those are times when your aspiration volume dropped by at least 50% but you did not stop breathing entirely. The next step up (worse) would be an OA event (Obstructive Apnea) which stops the breathing completely. Either event has to last at least 10 seconds to be flagged. Just think of the Hypopneas as early warning events that cause less harm than a full blown OA. They're not good but not real bad and can be helpful in setting therapy pressure.
The "pickets" you mention are the actual events that have been flagged based on your pauses in breathing. The numbers on the picket sign represent the time in seconds that the event lasted.
Your other questions will be best answered after you post some graphs. You're doing well enough for the meantime and risking any changes without full data wouldn't be smart.
I miscommunicated, I know that the "pickets" are events and the numbers are the time they last and the colors are diff for centrals, obstructive and unknowns, I mean I "see" in my minds eye when the graph is in clumped together 24 hour view, a crowd of folk carrying picket signs outside say, city hall? It makes me smile even though I'm annoyed they are there!!!
Still working on the graph thing. Thanks,