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Long-term supplemental O2 has little affect on patients with stable COPD, study says


BALTIMORE – In patients with stable COPD, long-term supplemental oxygen does not result in a longer time to death or first hospitalization, nor does it provide sustained benefits regarding other measured outcomes, according to a recent study conducted by The Long-Term Oxy

Study shows self-monitoring tools make a difference, ResMed says


LOS ANGELES – More than 87% of CPAP users were compliant with their therapy when they used ResMed’s myAir and were monitored with AirView, according to the results of a study that will be presented at the CHEST annual meeting on Oct. 26.

Reimbursement doesn’t cover costs, study says


WASHINGTON – Medicare reimbursement rates cover, on average, only 88% of overall costs for companies providing HME products and services, according to a new study released yesterday by AAHomecare.

Combined therapy for COPD patients works, study says


LONDON – Adding home non-invasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy decreases the risk of re-hospitalization for COPD patients, according to a study presented this week at the 2016 European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Study casts doubt on impact of CPAP therapy on cardiovascular events


WALTHAM, Mass. – CPAP therapy plus usual care, versus usual care alone, does not prevent cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea and established cardiovascular disease, according to a study published Aug. 28 on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Remote monitoring improves CPAP adherence, study finds


SAN DIEGO – Remote monitoring and automated coaching from ResMed significantly improve the use of CPAP therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, according to an independent study presented this week at the SLEEP conference in Denver.

ResMed announces positive results from study


FLORENCE, Italy – A new study shows adaptive servo-ventilation therapy results in significant improvement in the primary endpoint for people with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction who have sleep disordered breathing, ResMed has announced.

Study bolsters use of telemedicine for sleep therapy


DARIEN, Ill. – A new study suggests that telemedicine-based management for obstructive sleep apnea is as effective as in-person care.

Sleep Specialists device used in OSA study


BALA CYNWYD, Pa. – Sleep Specialists’ Zzoma Positional Device was used in a study researching cost effectiveness of positional therapy to help treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the medical device company announced yesterday.

Older and younger patients benefit from CPAP therapy equally


SEATTLE – There’s little difference in improvement for older vs. younger patients treated with CPAP therapy, according to a study from the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Iowa.