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Multiple Presentations Confirm Clinical Efficacy and High Rate of Patient Compliance Using Provent® Sleep Apnea Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Date:6/14/2011

BELMONT, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventus Medical, Inc. today announced that several independent board-certified sleep specialists presented positive clinical data supporting use of Provent® Sleep Apnea Therapy in their obstructive sleep apnea patients. These presentations, at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, Minnesota, highlight the clinical efficacy and high compliance rate for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using Provent Therapy.

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"Together, these presentations provide conclusive evidence from clinical practices throughout the United States that Provent Therapy offers an effective treatment option for patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are not compliant on CPAP therapy," said Philip Westbrook, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Ventus Medical and Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. "In addition to the consistent evidence of reduced apnea hypopnea index (AHI) and Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS), the presentations today include positive long-term (12-month) Provent Therapy results. We are excited to see how Provent Therapy is being used by sleep specialists across the country and incorporated into their therapeutic protocols for untreated patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea."

Oral Presentation Highlights Use of Provent Therapy over 12-Month Duration

Meir Kryger, M.D., of Gaylord Sleep Medicine in Wallingford, CT presented data from a 13-center, 12-month prospective study. Results showed that patients treated with Provent Therapy over a period of 12-months reduced their AHI by 70 percent. AHI is a measure of h
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