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Study details important attributes in concentrators


SOMERSET, Pa. – Failure rate is the most important attribute for homecare providers in a 5-liter oxygen concentrator, according to a recent market research study conducted by DeVilbiss Healthcare.

Educate on burn risk for COPD patients, study advises


GALVESTON, Texas – Home oxygen therapy puts patients with COPD at risk for burns, according to a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Socks for sleep?


NEW YORK – Wearing compression stockings during the day may slightly improve sleep apnea at night, according to a Reuters Health story on a new small study.

OIG adds fifth bid study


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has agreed to investigate the impact of competitive bidding on access to DME.

Back in July, 137 lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., asked the OIG to conduct the study.

Medicare saves with HME, study says


WATERLOO, Iowa – Medicare sees significant cost savings when it preserves spending on home medical equipment, according to a new study unveiled at The VGM Group’s Heartland Confere

Study shows link between OSA, diabetes


NEW YORK – A new study of more than 8,500 patients in Canada has demonstrated a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the development of diabetes, the American Thoracic Society announced June 6.

Sleep apnea: It’s better managed at home, study says


SAN DIEGO – Testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and initiating treatment with an APAP device at home vs. in a lab reduces costs and doesn’t negatively impact clinical outcomes, according to a new study.

Sleep apnea study reaches milestone


ANDOVER, Mass. – The Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints Study (SAVE) has enrolled 2,500 patients, Royal Philips, a major sponsor, announced Feb. 18. The patients are spread across seven countries, and 84 hospitals and medical institutions.

Can CPAP therapy help asthma patients?


WASHINGTON – The American Lung Association is recruiting asthma patients for a study examining whether CPAP therapy can also improve asthma control.

OSA treatment improves blood pressure in men


DARIEN, Ill. – A new study suggests that treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could reduce blood pressure in men with hypertension.