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Help for Struggling CPAP Users Comes to Sleep HealthCenters in Weymouth

WEYMOUTH, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is underway for the CPAP SUCCESS GROUP being held at the Sleep Health Center of Weymouth. Sessions begin on Monday, July 6 at 4PM at 541 Main Street in the Stetson Medical Building. THE CPAP SUCCESS GROUP is designed to help struggli...

2-week course of sleep aid increases CPAP adherence in OSA patients at 6 months

ATS 2009, SAN DIEGONew research suggests that patients newly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who use a short-course of the sleep aid, eszopiclone, when beginning continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, are more adherent with therapy in six months. The findings will be pr...

Circadiance Launches the New SleepWeaver(TM) ADVANCE All Cloth CPAP Mask

PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Circadiance launched the revolutionary SleepWeaver(TM) ADVANCE All Cloth Nasal CPAP Mask at the Medtrade Spring Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada March 25 - 26. More than 3,000 Home Care Professionals were in attendance at the conference. The SleepWeaver(TM) ADVAN...

Treatment at an AASM accredited sleep center improves long-term CPAP compliance

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients are more likely to comply with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for longer periods of time if they receive their treatment from a sleep center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), according to a research ab...

JCSM: CPAP therapy improves symptoms of depression in OSA patients

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who also suffer from depression often find that continued use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) relieves them of symptoms of depression, according to a study published in the October 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sle...

Benefits from upper airway surgery for sleep apnea found to equal CPAP

Alexandria, VA - Adults who struggle with CPAP treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be considered candidates for reconstructive surgery on the upper airway, because it holds the same quality-of-life (QOL) benefits but with more permanence. This thesis is in new research published in ...

New study in the journal Sleep finds that catathrenia can be successfully treated with CPAP

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Catathrenia, or sleep related groaning, is an uncommon feature of a sleep-related breathing disorder that can be successfully treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), according to a study published in the January 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, author...

Reversibility of symptoms of depression using CPAP in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Depression and obstructive sleep apnea share some common symptoms, due to which physicians often tend to get confused in the correct diagnosis. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the tongue or throat muscles // relax too much during sleep and block the airway. This can happen more than 50 ti...

Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, to speak at Somnomed's First Annual Symposium

...e the fact that dentistry offers an alternative to cpap where it is medically indicated." said Dr. Ba...many patients who cannot tolerate their prescribed cpap machines or who would prefer an alternative to CPA...undiagnosed patients and those who cannot tolerate cpap requires a cooperative marketing effort from multi...

SnoringIsntSexy.com Tops 21,000 Site Visits for Second Month in a Row

...herapy , in the hands of an experienced dentist, is an alternative to nasal cpap where cpap is not well tolerated or where the patient prefers it to CPAP." S...
CPAP in Medical Technology

Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital Using Bubbles to Help Babies Breathe

... Bubble cpap system improves outcomes for premature babies ...re unit recently implemented the use of the Bubble cpap -- a breathing assistance system showing promising...echanical ventilators. How it Works Bubble cpap creates this pressure by placing the expiratory tu...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Report Findings from Research on Sleep Disorders

...e (CPAP)and other treatment modalities has upon cardiovascular outcomes." cpap therapy is a preferred method of treating sleep apnea. A machine delivers a... the long-term care for people with this disorder. "Given that the use of cpap therapy can be challenging for a large minority of patients (up to 30 perce...
CPAP in Medical Products

BreatheX™ CPAP device

Description: The BreatheX is a wearable CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device for the treatment of sleep apnea. The lightweight BreatheX CPAP device (patent pending) provides 1-2 nights of therapy with its built-in, rechargeable battery, and is mobile, wearable and comfortable. CPAP users will no lo...
Company:Hoffman Laboratories

S6™ Lightweight II CPAP Device

Description: The ResMed S6 Lightweight II CPAP has sound absorption materials and a microprocessor-controlled motor that maintains consistent pressure. The backlit silicone buttons make viewing and adjusting the settings easy, and the interface to set patient parameters and make adjustments is simple. This CPAP...
Company:ResMed Corp

ResMed S7™ Lightweight CPAP Device

Description: The S7 Lightweight offers the comfort and reliability of the award-winning S7 series in a convenient, affordable device....
Company:ResMed Corp

Everest Integrated CPAP System

Description: Enjoy freedom and flexibility with the integrated Everest system. With the optional rechargeable battery pack, the system will be functional for hours without household current. Also includes an integrated heated humidifier. The Everest heated humidifier provides enough water for one nights use, an...
Company:AeioMed

GoodKnight 420G CPAP System

Description: The GoodKnight 420 CPAP System is the smallest and lightest continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device on the market. It is designed to help active sleep disorder patients preserve their lifestyles while complying with therapy. The GoodKnight 420G model provides quiet, effective CPAP therapy...
Company:Puritan Bennett

GoodKnight 420S CPAP System

Description: The GoodKnight 420 CPAP System is the smallest and lightest continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device on the market. It is designed to help active sleep disorder patients preserve their lifestyles while complying with therapy. The GoodKnight 420S model records up to 600 sessions of date/tim...
Company:Puritan Bennett

Broncho-Cath® Endobronchial Tube with CPAP System

Description: Indications For Usage: Thoracic surgery. Broncho-spirometry. Thoracoscopies. Differential or selective lung ventilation. ...
Company:Nellcor

iSleep 20i self-adjusting CPAP

Description: iSleep 20i is an advanced high performance CPAP with outstanding self-adjusting i‑technology....
Company:Breas Medical AB

ResMed S7 Elite CPAP

Description: The S7 Elite is the premium device in ResMeds award-winning S7 series. All S7 devices include an option of integrated humidification....
Company:ResMed Corp

Sullivan® Comfort Bilevel

Description:... Designed for OSA patients who have difficulty with conventional cpap therapy, the ResMed SULLIVAN Comfort system is a solution for those who need an alternative to CPAP....
Company:ResMed Corp

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CPAP in Biological News

Longer treatment benefits sleep apnea patients

...he first study to identify the nightly duration of cpap use needed to gain maximum benefit for daytime ale...ep apnea to determine how long they routinely used cpap each night. In addition, patients were evaluated f...ed test before treatment and after three months of cpap therapy. The findings suggest that most patients ...
CPAP in Biological Technology

SleepQuest Signs National Contract With Aetna

...Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) who are in need of sleep testing services and cpap treatment. "This marks a momentous step forward for the recognition of...each patient. SleepQuest also provides comprehensive education and ongoing cpap therapy which assures patient compliance and improved health. By worki...

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Starts 2009 With Investment Momentum

...rials are underway in Erie, Pennsylvania. Circadiance LLC is a medical device company that has developed a new cloth mask for use with commercial cpap devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea. Unlike existing products, this patent pending mask naturally contours to the face, is soft and pliable,...

SleepQuest Compliance Again Doubles Industry Average

...entage is based on the average number of treatment hours for patients using cpap more than four hours per night. "Compliance is dependent upon the care...e, they may lose interest in adhering to treatment. "Most providers of cpap therapy are general home care companies," said Lori Schulman, SleepQuest's ...

Victhom announces the completion of the second phase of the apnea therapy development

... adults suffer from sleep apnea. Current treatments for sleep apnea include cpap (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device) and various surgeries. cpap is offered by companies like ResMed Inc. and Phillips Respironics Inc. Othe...

Contour Products Introduces Groundbreaking Sleep Apnea, Respiratory and Ergonomic Body Comfort Pillows at Medtrade; Self-Explanatory Products Serve Customer Needs, Expand Retailers DME Offerings

...xciting cash-and-carry products for the home health market: the new Contour cpap Pillow that offers outstanding comfort and freedom to mask users; the Conto...yone including those suffering from allergies and asthma. The new Contour cpap Pillow is an upgrade to the original best seller. It ensures sleep apnea pa...

Latest Sleep Disorder Technology Tested With SleepQuest

...ment is our main goal," said Cody Parker, Regional Office Manager "Helping ResMed develop this wireless technology will benefit our patients by making cpap treatment more comfortable and effective." SleepQuest has found that without continued support and encouragement, many patients stop treatment after...

SleepQuest to Open San Francisco Office

... verify insurance eligibility before conducting testing or beginning treatment. "Doctors choose to work with us because we are successful in obtaining cpap compliance for their patients through our effective disease management approach," Koenigsberg said. With a reputation well known throughout the medica...

Embla Systems in Collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Develop Cardio-Pulmonary Coupling Technology

...dition, while allowing an unprecedented method to monitor treatment effects on sleep quality and respiratory dynamics in the 13 million or so users of cpap machines in the US alone". The CPC technology will give physicians the "Sleep Health" of a patient and to evaluate if the patient has Obstructive, C...
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