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Implanted Sleep Device Shows Promising Early Results
Date:5/17/2010

llion people worldwide have OSA. In the United States, symptomatic OSA affects 1 in 4 men and 1 in 9 women. It most often occurs when the airway muscles fail to keep the airway open during sleep. Untreated OSA increases the risk of death; as well as stroke, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure and diabetes. It causes fragmented sleep, which leads to excessive daytime sleepiness, resulting in an increased risk of accidents and lost productivity. Current OSA treatments are not always successful or well tolerated. The Apnex HGNS System is designed to provide an alternative treatment for OSA that addresses these problems.

About US Clinical Study

The Apnex HGNS System is currently being evaluated in a clinical study in the United States. The overall purpose of the study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of system in treating OSA. Additional information on the HGNS System and US clinical study is available on the Apnex Medical website at www.apnexmedical.com. There is a sign-up option for anyone interested in receiving Apnex Medical news updates or being provided more information on the clinical study.

About American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is a non-profit, international, professional and scientific society for respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine. The ATS is committed to the prevention and treatment of respiratory disease through research, education, patient care and advocacy. The long-range goal of the ATS is to decrease morbidity and mortality from respiratory, critical care a
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