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hi everyone,New member- I have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings?
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hi everyone,New member- I have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings?
Hi,im new in the sleep apnea world, im using the resmed aircurve 10 vauto,i have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings? thanks for your time  Shy

My current settings:


Mode: Vauto
Max IPAP: 25
Min EPAP: 4.0
PS :4.0
Ti max:2.0 
Ti min: 0.3
Trigger: med
Cycle: med


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RE: hi everyone,New member- I have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings?
im a very anxious person its difficult to get use to the mask
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RE: hi everyone,New member- I have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings?
Welcome to Apnea Board,

I think your EPAP minimum is a bit low, likely causing air starvation. This in turn makes it harder for you to keep the mask on. I would increase this to 5 or 6 and see if this helps.

Later, you may also need to reduce pressure support at least for a while. This appears to be the source of your CA.

Lastly, you need to increase how long you keep your mask and therapy on. To help, I think you need some time sitting with the mask and PAP on while reading or watching TV to get used to the mask.
Dave

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RE: hi everyone,New member- I have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings?
Thanks for your answer, now i have 0 events per hour !! ill be reading and watching movies with the mask on.
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RE: hi everyone,New member- I have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings?
I have another question, should i use the ramp time option?
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RE: hi everyone,New member- I have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings?
During ramp you will NOT be getting therapy so no turn off ramp.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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RE: hi everyone,New member- I have my OSCAR results,should i changue my settings?
Agreed, I found Ramp to be less than helpful. It adds disruptions and takes away therapy time. Besides, with your low start pressure as it is, Ramp most likely isn't necessary.
Dave

OSCAR
Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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