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Interpreting OSCAR data - spinon - 11-28-2019

Hello Everyone,

I need help with interpreting OSCAR data. Where do I start?

Thanks in advance.

spinon


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - bonjour - 11-28-2019

I would post your daily charts and ask. That will put it into your context.

Then the OSCAR Wiki. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=OSCAR_Help


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - spinon - 12-07-2019

Hi bonjour & everyone,

Apologies for the delay in replying. 

Please find attached my OSCAR data for two consecutive days just over two months ago. I am hoping that someone will help me to interpret these results. These two screenshots indicate the day-to-day variation that occurs with my present CPAP setup. Do these figures point to a problem with my mask fit? I'd like to add that, although my starting CPAP pressure is set to 4.0 cmH2O, the actual pressure always starts at 9.5 cmH2O. I should also add that the maximum pressure was increased to 17.0 cmH2O shortly after these results.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

spinon


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - bonjour - 12-07-2019

The 2 Oct says you are most likely tucking your chin. That is the main difference between the 2 nights.

Both say you need more pressure support. You may get more by setting flex to 2 this will help with your flow limits and RERAs.

You may need to go to a BiLevel machine such as the VAuto


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - spinon - 12-07-2019

Hi Everyone,

Here is the most recent data that I have imported into OSCAR.

Once again, comments appreciated.

spinon


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - spinon - 12-07-2019

(12-07-2019, 12:15 PM)bonjour Wrote: The 2 Oct says you are most likely tucking your chin.

Hi bonjour,

OK, I checked out your Wiki Help. Now I know what is meant by 'tucking your chin' and it looks as if the solution is the soft cervical collar.

spinon


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - bonjour - 12-07-2019

I'll suggest a little more
Soft Cervical collar for the chin tuck
Min pressure to 7 to help with obstructive events and to give flex the best chance to help
Set flex to 2, 3 is ok if it doesn't bother you

I can still see a BiLevel with higher pressure support in your future


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - spinon - 12-10-2019

(12-07-2019, 02:35 PM)bonjour Wrote: I'll suggest a little more
Soft Cervical collar for the chin tuck
Min pressure to 7 to help with obstructive events and to give flex the best chance to help
Set flex to 2, 3 is ok if it doesn't bother you

I can still see a BiLevel with higher pressure support in your future

Hi bonjour,

Once again, thanks for your valued feedback. Never once has my physiotherapist talked about positional apnea and/or SCCs. And these people work within the respiratory clinic! So, I will try to find a suitable SCC and see what difference it makes. Do you have any recommendations bearing in mind that I am in the UK?

As for flex, I don't know what it is. I guess another visit to your Wiki is in order.

spinon


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - jaswilliams - 12-10-2019

Pop to Boots and see what collars are availiable you want it fairly loose but high enough to stop the chin tuck. See our wiki article here 

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php/Soft_Cervical_Collar


RE: Interpreting OSCAR data - spinon - 12-24-2019

(12-10-2019, 05:59 PM)jaswilliams Wrote: Pop to Boots and see what collars are availiable you want it fairly loose but high enough to stop the chin tuck. See our wiki article here 

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php/Soft_Cervical_Collar

Hi jaswilliams

I bought a collar from Amazon. It is made by a company called 'vive'. I've adapted to it more quickly than I expected. It seems to have made a huge difference. But, it's a slight problem if I get up to go to the toilet during the night. When I look down to take aim, I have to be careful not to miss the target!  Too-funny

I'll reply to bonjour with some very recent OSCAR data.

spinon