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Please help me to understand OSCAR data
#21
RE: Please help me to understand OSCAR data
First thing I would like you to do is reset the charts.  Yours are quite big and charts are left out.  You do that by going to View at the top and go down to reset graphs.  Then choose standard.  That should make the graphs the right size.  Please put up another screenshot with the new layout.  

And I don't understand, you said your high was at 30 but as I understand it the autoset you have only goes up to 20.  I had you set it to 20 the max and was going to have you set it down to what you seemed to need by looking at the pressure graph.  You got to 15 so I would set it to 16.  The low to about 7.  You did decrease your OA by quite a bit.  Everything looks ok, your Centrals are something that happens when you are getting use to pap therapy and we would have to see how they proceed.
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#22
RE: Please help me to understand OSCAR data
(09-23-2020, 11:28 AM)staceyburke Wrote: First thing I would like you to do is reset the charts.  Yours are quite big and charts are left out.  You do that by going to View at the top and go down to reset graphs.  Then choose standard.  That should make the graphs the right size.  Please put up another screenshot with the new layout.  

And I don't understand, you said your high was at 30 but as I understand it the autoset you have only goes up to 20.  I had you set it to 20 the max and was going to have you set it down to what you seemed to need by looking at the pressure graph.  You got to 15 so I would set it to 16.  The low to about 7.  You did decrease your OA by quite a bit.  Everything looks ok, your Centrals are something that happens when you are getting use to pap therapy and we would have to see how they proceed.

What are centrals? 
I don't understand why I can't load the attachment the right size. It worked once before. 
I own a Mac/Apple laptop so "view" didn't work to reset the graphs.

Why was I being woke up by the mask blowing out? It leaked air like crazy 2 different times last night. There was no stopping it.
Thank you for helping me.
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#23
RE: Please help me to understand OSCAR data
Centrals are when you stop breathing but have no obstruction.  We do it all of the time while we are awake.  Like holding your breath when you bend over to pick up something. There is no obstruction to stop the breathing but we do anyway.  While we are asleep we may stop when we roll over in bed or reach down to pull up covers...  Right now you are not use to the pap and your body is reacting to something it is not use to.  Some people have HUGE amounts of centrals and have to have a special pap machine to deal with it.  You do not have a lot of centrals and I would think that in a little while they will diminish.

The part about the mask is why I asked to change the charts so I could see other things.  One being the leaks.  Your chart of events did not show any LL or large leaks.  If your mask blasted off there should be a large area of LL on your chart.  So I'm not sure why...
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#24
RE: Please help me to understand OSCAR data
Answering your question about images. When you insert the image here, select the "Preview" button. In the preview window, right-click on the image and select "Copy Link Location" Go back to the edit window and the "Insert an image" icon. Paste the link in the prompt box.

The result should look like this:
Code:
Thumbnail:
[img]http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/attachment.php?thumbnail=26841[/img]
- or -
[b][u]Full Size:[/u][/b]
[img]http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/attachment.php?aid=26841[/img]
For a full size image, you will see the nomenclature of "aid=". Sometimes this will come up as "thumbnail=", which will display smaller. You can change the "thumbnail" to "aid" to display it as regular size.

Example:
  • Thumbnail:
    [Image: attachment.php?thumbnail=26841]

  • Full size by changing the "thumbnail" to "aid":
    [Image: attachment.php?aid=26841]

I hope this will help.
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#25
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The other thing I suggest you do is to change the height of your graphs so you can see more graphs in one screenshot. Just move your mouse over the bar between two graphs. It will turn into a resize arrow. Click and drag the bottom of the graph up. Do that to each graph and you should be able to see five graphs in one screenshot.
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I see you have had quite a bit of help in moving to Autoset mode and using EPR. The results are mixed and I think with some minor modifications we can tame the pressure changes which are responding to flow limitations being detected. This suggests that you have some upper airway resistance and I suspect your diagnostic test showed mostly hypopnea events.

The EPR at 2 has lowered the 95% flow limitation from 0.14 to 0.08. We need to reduce the pressure variation that is disruptive to your sleep and recapture some of the comfort. Please make sure ramp is off. Set minimum pressure to 7.0 maximum pressure at 10.0 and EPR 2. Your machine has two Autoset modes, standard and soft. I’d like you to try soft mode.
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RE: Please help me to understand OSCAR data
(09-23-2020, 04:11 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I see you have had quite a bit of help in moving to Autoset mode and using EPR. The results are mixed and I think with some minor modifications we can tame the pressure changes which are responding to flow limitations being detected. This suggests that you have some upper airway resistance and I suspect your diagnostic test showed mostly hypopnea events.

The EPR at 2 has lowered the 95% flow limitation from 0.14 to 0.08. We need to reduce the pressure variation that is disruptive to your sleep and recapture some of the comfort. Please make sure ramp is off. Set minimum pressure to 7.0 maximum pressure at 10.0 and EPR 2. Your machine has two Autoset modes, standard and soft. I’d like you to try soft mode.

OK Sleeprider, I adjusted my settings to your suggestions. I hope I have a better night.
Thank you
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#28
RE: Please help me to understand OSCAR data
(09-23-2020, 04:35 PM)DotLove Wrote:
(09-23-2020, 04:11 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I see you have had quite a bit of help in moving to Autoset mode and using EPR. The results are mixed and I think with some minor modifications we can tame the pressure changes which are responding to flow limitations being detected. This suggests that you have some upper airway resistance and I suspect your diagnostic test showed mostly hypopnea events.

The EPR at 2 has lowered the 95% flow limitation from 0.14 to 0.08. We need to reduce the pressure variation that is disruptive to your sleep and recapture some of the comfort. Please make sure ramp is off. Set minimum pressure to 7.0 maximum pressure at 10.0 and EPR 2. Your machine has two Autoset modes, standard and soft. I’d like you to try soft mode.

OK Sleeprider, I adjusted my settings to your suggestions. I hope I have a better night.
Thank you
After adjusting my settings, I had hoped for better results but my app, "myAir" tells me I had 4.2 Events last night. I'll try to insert the graphs.

(09-24-2020, 10:09 AM)MarthaRose Wrote:
(09-23-2020, 04:35 PM)DotLove Wrote:
(09-23-2020, 04:11 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I see you have had quite a bit of help in moving to Autoset mode and using EPR. The results are mixed and I think with some minor modifications we can tame the pressure changes which are responding to flow limitations being detected. This suggests that you have some upper airway resistance and I suspect your diagnostic test showed mostly hypopnea events.

The EPR at 2 has lowered the 95% flow limitation from 0.14 to 0.08. We need to reduce the pressure variation that is disruptive to your sleep and recapture some of the comfort. Please make sure ramp is off. Set minimum pressure to 7.0 maximum pressure at 10.0 and EPR 2. Your machine has two Autoset modes, standard and soft. I’d like you to try soft mode.
After adjusting my settings, I had hoped for better results but my app, "myAir" tells me I had 4.2 Events last night. I'll try to insert the graphs.
I hope the the attachments work. I couldn't do the URL. Maybe I don't understand or maybe because I use an Apple laptop. But I shortened each Graph so I could do three attachments. 
OK Sleeprider, I adjusted my settings to your suggestions. I hope I have a better night.
Thank you
[Image: attachment.php?aid=26898]


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#29
RE: Please help me to understand OSCAR data
(09-24-2020, 10:09 AM)MarthaRose Wrote:
(09-23-2020, 04:35 PM)DotLove Wrote:
(09-23-2020, 04:11 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I see you have had quite a bit of help in moving to Autoset mode and using EPR. The results are mixed and I think with some minor modifications we can tame the pressure changes which are responding to flow limitations being detected. This suggests that you have some upper airway resistance and I suspect your diagnostic test showed mostly hypopnea events.

The EPR at 2 has lowered the 95% flow limitation from 0.14 to 0.08. We need to reduce the pressure variation that is disruptive to your sleep and recapture some of the comfort. Please make sure ramp is off. Set minimum pressure to 7.0 maximum pressure at 10.0 and EPR 2. Your machine has two Autoset modes, standard and soft. I’d like you to try soft mode.

OK Sleeprider, I adjusted my settings to your suggestions. I hope I have a better night.
Thank you
After adjusting my settings, I had hoped for better results but my app, "myAir" tells me I had 4.2 Events last night. I'll try to insert the graphs.

(09-24-2020, 10:09 AM)MarthaRose Wrote: After adjusting my settings, I had hoped for better results but my app, "myAir" tells me I had 4.2 Events last night. I'll try to insert the graphs.
I hope the the attachments work. I couldn't do the URL. Maybe I don't understand or maybe because I use an Apple laptop. But I shortened each Graph so I could do three attachments. 
OK Sleeprider, I adjusted my settings to your suggestions. I hope I have a better night.
Thank you


Here is page 2 and 3 of my charts. Please help....I have an App called myAir and it indicated that I had 4.2 Events last night. Things are worse after  I made those adjustment.


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#30
RE: Please help me to understand OSCAR data
Sorry but the charts are not readable. 

1st the left column needs to be scrolled up to show the top.

2nd the charts themselves need to be bigger. The event chart is so narrow that it looks like lines. It should show small vertical marks and the lettering on the left side is unreadable. Take your mouse to the bottom if the chart and resize it. If you need a picture I think I can make it and attach. 

Do that with each chart.
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