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Photos: Philips Expands Home Healthcare Commitment With Portable Life-Support Ventilator; Offers Ease of Use, Portability and Versatility for Patient
Date:6/2/2009

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today introduced the Trilogy100 portable at-home life-support ventilator. The highly versatile, lightweight (11 lb / 5 kg) device marks a milestone in home ventilation from a recognized leader in respiratory care. Respironics first introduced bi-level positive airway pressure for noninvasive ventilation nearly 20 years ago.

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Today, Philips Respironics offers a broad range of clinically proven solutions intended to support breathing in the intensive care, sub-acute, and home care settings. Developed to meet the needs of a wide range of patients, Trilogy100 offers both volume- and pressure-control ventilation for adult and pediatric use with features intended to help caregivers and clinicians administer patient care in the home and alternative care settings such as skilled nursing facilities. A growth area, the number of home ventilator-dependent patients has risen in the 1980s and 1990s -- a result of increased survival rates of critically ill patients and technological advances, such as noninvasive ventilation, which can prolong and improve quality of life.(1)

"When developing the Trilogy100 ventilator, we focused on areas for clinicians and caregivers that are most important in delivering home respiratory care -- ease of use, versatility and portabilit
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