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New CPAP user-question about clinical manual/changing settings
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RE: New CPAP user-question about clinical manual/changing settings
Having a Central AI of 0.1 means that you had one central apnea event in a 10-hour period. That is a fantastic number. Keep up the good work!
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#12
RE: New CPAP user-question about clinical manual/changing settings
Without seeing your data I'll state that your min pressure should be

Min Pressure = 4 + EPR = 4 + 3 = 7 as a minimum, it can be higher. This allows the full depth of the EPR to work and help your obstructive events.

Ignore the central apnea for now. As long as it is close to .1 you can safely ignore it. Under 1.o I would simply say it happened, OK. At a CAI of 2 is pretty safe though we will definitely be taking a closer look at it there.
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RE: New CPAP user-question about clinical manual/changing settings
Thanks again everybody!

I got an old SD card (1GB!!!lol!!) that my husband found around the house. He wiped it and I put it in my machine the other day. I'll get some more data while I download and figure out Oscar. Then I'll post here for the gangs opinion. 

Is there anything I need to set on the machine to get the machine to record data? So far, I just put the card in, watched the little orange light blink some, and then hoped that it's been recording. 

Thanks Bonjour and ApneaQ for the reassurance about the Central AI. It showed up again this morning, but still at 0.1. Or is that just a running average on the sleep report screen since I began using that will always be there? The sleep doctor speculated on my report that, "There were periods of more dense events that likely indicate more severe apnea during REM sleep" but he didn't go into detail about that. Basically, I'm pretty much in the dark about what my sleep study showed until I see my doctor and hope she can explain it, or I can get data from Oscar.
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RE: New CPAP user-question about clinical manual/changing settings
Yes, keeping those old SDcards from old cameras can pay off. That's where I found my first card. :-)

The machine will detect the card and start recording from now on without any further intervention from you.

The machine typically reports last night's numbers on the report screen. I believe there are options to show the average results for the past week or month but I never use the information on that little screen.. I always go straight to OSCAR to look at data in detail.

As for the sleep study report... do you have a personal copy? If not.. get one from the Doc. Then please redact your name and address and any identifying numbers and find a way to scan it or photograph it and upload all the pages so that we can see how your AHI levels were prior to using the PAP machine. The details of the report should also explain which events were happening during which sleep-levels and lots more useful information like that.
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RE: New CPAP user-question about clinical manual/changing settings
As ApneaQuestions mentioned, the SD card is ready to go once slotted into the machine. Make sure the lock tab is in the Unlock position. Unless you have a 9 Series Resmed, the lock tab may remain unlocked even when transferring data onto the PC.

PS I'll also ditto the sleep study and posting; it would be helpful if for nothing else but that you have your own copy
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RE: New CPAP user-question about clinical manual/changing settings
On the Sleep Study, You want a full copy, not just the summary, Sometimes it's about the details that don't get in the summary.
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RE: New CPAP user-question about clinical manual/changing settings
I have a copy from my online medical chart. I don't know if it's the full version since I had an at home sleep study and not in hospital. I'm honestly not sure if what i have is the full version, or just the summary. It has one graph attached to it and some details-lowest oxygen level was 84%, AHI was 19.7 with 22 obstructive apneas, 129 hypopneas. I'll post the rest of it soon-I gotta get ready to go to work in a few!
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