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Oscar interpretation please?
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Oscar interpretation please?
Hi guys.

 I know roughly how to see the basics but not much. Can anyone who’s more experienced chime in on what I should do with pressure and to reduce clear airway events and hypopnea? 

Picture shows data from last night. 16 clear airway events. 9 hypopnea events. Advice suggestions, next steps?

Home oximeter sleep test had me diagnosed with around 16.5 AHI , so moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Also I’ve set the pressures as doctor left them on factory settings.

Thanks guys.


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RE: Oscar interpretation please?
Increase EPR to reduce your Hypopnea and high flow limits, and possibly increase your central apnea
Reduce EPR to possibly reduce CA and increase Hypopnea and flow limits.

Since EPR is zero decrease pressure to see if it reduces CA, watch to see if OA increases.

Increase pressure to see if hypopneas and flow limits reduce (EPR is better) and watch ro see if centrals increase.

So as you see the actions to manage obstructive and centrals fight each other.  So what you look for is to create a balance between them that overall helps you the most.  In general this favors helping the obstructive issues and taking a bit of a hit on the centrals.  Perfection, elimination of most of each is rarely achieved.

Your AHI is too low to justify an ASV which at the expense of rapidly changing pressures could do both.
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