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OSCAR report for pulmonologist
#1
OSCAR report for pulmonologist
I have an appointment with my pulmo tomorrow morning. I usually print out a report from Dreammapper and bring it in, but I got to thinking that now that I can read my DS2 data, it might be better to bring in an OSCAR report.

What would be a good format/data for this?

Thanks!
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#2
RE: OSCAR report for pulmonologist
Well, at least here in Germany, a doctor must not use OSCAR's data as the program isn't officially approved ... Usually the pulmos have to use the manufacture's software as ResScan made by ResMed, e.g.

Mike
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#3
RE: OSCAR report for pulmonologist
If a doctor doesn't look at presented (OSCAR) data as input from his patient he is IMHO, not a very good doctor.

It would not surprise me if he needed to verify the data. But to ignore it...
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RE: OSCAR report for pulmonologist
Bring both reports and see which one interests him/her the most.
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RE: OSCAR report for pulmonologist
I am struggling with my Pulmonologist too. I sent over Oscar reports and one from the Resmed company download. I figured out she never got the Oscar data…. Or ignored it. I also need to know why about 1-2 am why my mask goes wonky ( tried two masks F30 and F20) and won’t reseal for the whole night!!

I have another appointment- in person- to discuss an ASV over biPap and to see if she looks at Oscar. 

This whole journey has been so challenging!!

Hope you get some good info Chas!
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RE: OSCAR report for pulmonologist
(07-13-2022, 06:06 AM)Gideon Wrote: If a doctor doesn't look at presented (OSCAR) data as input from his patient he is IMHO, not a very good doctor.

I've decided that my jackass isn't really a doctor, he's a just a reader of printouts.

At my 3-month-after-new-machine follow-up appointment I told him that I have nights where I will have one or more very long apneas (40 seconds to sometimes over a minute.) A single long event during the night will cause vertigo when I wake up followed by a severe headache for the rest of the day.

His response? "The machine isn't going to do anything for that." He then changed the subject to noting that the average mask leak over the entire 90-day period was not high. Thereby proving he doesn't understand statistics, either.

According to his bio, this particular guy is a neurologist. A patient just reported a serious and somewhat debilitating neurological symptom. He's not interested.

My advice? Don't get your hopes up...
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RE: OSCAR report for pulmonologist
Thanks for the comments.

I brought in both the DreamMapper report and the OSCAR report (F12 screenshot) and the two-page version of that same thing covering 6 months (minus Total Time in Apnea, which the DS2 doesn't report). He was impressed by the amount of data provided by OSCAR.

Both the AHI and Usage charts pretty much matched up. Not surprising.

My pulmo, who first diagnosed me 12 years ago, had not heard of either Sleepyhead or OSCAR. He was pretty interested in it and took a lot of notes about it.
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RE: OSCAR report for pulmonologist
I'll add...

I've been a very compliant CPAP user. Like many of you, it changed my life and likely saved it. I was there for a nagging cough, and the doctor diagnosed me within 1 minute of walking into the exam room 12 years ago. He sent me for an overnight sleep study which confirmed my sleep apnea and then prescribed a machine. I got a System One from the DME and never looked back. Well, at least until June of last year and this whole recall crap hit.

The nagging cough turned out to be acid reflux...
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