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AirAvant device receives FDA clearance


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – AirAvant Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Bongo Rx.

OSA affects more than previously thought


SAN DIEGO – Obstructive sleep apnea is more prevalent than previously estimated, with more than 936 million worldwide affected—according to a new data analysis from ResMed.

CPAP systems evolve to meet demand


Greater public awareness of obstructive sleep apnea, ongoing technological advancements and stronger patient compliance are all contributing factors in the continued viability of the sleep therapy industry, market specialists say.

Study: ASV improves compliance


SAN DIEGO – Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who develop central sleep apnea are more compliant when they switch from CPAP to adaptive servo-ventilation, according to a new study.

Routine OSA screenings not necessarily necessary


YARMOUTH, Maine – There isn’t enough evidence to support routine screenings for obstructive sleep apnea says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Untreated sleep apnea has economic impact


The economic burden of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea is nearly $150 billion dollars, according to a new study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Study: OSA common in Type 1 diabetics


YARMOUTH, Maine – Obstructive sleep apnea is common in people with Type 1 diabetes, especially those who have had the disease for a long time, says a study reported on

Report: Untreated sleep apnea costs billions


DARIEN, Ill. – Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea costs nearly $150 billion annually in the United States, according a new report commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Untreated sleep apnea increases crash risk


MORRIS, Minn. – Commercial truck drivers with untreated obstructive sleep apnea crash five times more often than those without sleep apnea, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.

In brief: Clock ticks on MPP, MAC outlines responsibilities


WASHINGTON – All eyes in Washington, D.C., last week may have been on the Affordable Care Act and the website that couldn’t, but that didn’t stop stakeholders from meeting with legislative staffers to get a sense of what the industry might accomplish before the end of the year.