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ASAA details apnea's impact

September 6, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Sleep Apnea Association released a report on Sept. 5 that details the impact of sleep apnea on patients and families.“Raising Voices for Progress in Treatment and Care” is based on first-person accounts shared at the AWAKE meeting in June, and the results of a patient and caregiver survey that attracted 5,630 responses around the country."The powerful testimonies delivered on June 8 and through the survey illustrate the good, the bad, and the ugly of the patient...

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Upcoming meeting matches sleep patients with regulators

May 18, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - For several years, Congress and patient advocates have demanded that patients have a greater voice in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's product review process.Now, a June 8 meeting has been set that will bring together sleep apnea patients, industry stakeholders and FDA officials to discuss the impact of the disease.“The intent of the patient engagement movement is to ensure that the FDA understands the perspectives of patients,” said Adam Amdur, chief patient officer...

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Sleep patients have their say

April 26, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sleep apnea patients and their family members will share perspectives on living with the condition with Food and Drug Administration regulators, drug and medical device developers, and researchers, according to a release from the American Sleep Apnea Association. The AWAKE Sleep Apnea Initiative will collect patient and caregiver experiences as they relate to diagnosis, impact on daily life, symptom management, and treatment expectations through an online survey. A meeting with FDA officials...

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ASAA receives funding for study

March 24, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved a three-year, $2.5 million demonstration project called the O2VERLAP Study, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has announced. The multi-partner demonstration project will compare the effectiveness of proactive care (web-based peer coaching education and support intervention) versus reactive care on improving adherence to nocturnal oxygen and CPAP therapies in patients diagnosed with both COPD and...

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In brief: Big names partner for sleep, Etac reorganizes

March 4, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have partnered on a SleepHealth app for the iPhone and Apple Watch and a SleepHealth Research Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes.The project uses the open source ResearchKit framework designed by Apple to allow participants to complete tasks and submit surveys from the SleepHealth app. That data will be stored on the Watson Health Cloud, where researchers will be...

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Wake up, it's Sleeptember

September 4, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - As part of its new Sleeptember campaign, the American Sleep Apnea Association is looking for its Ice Bucket Challenge.“I would love to tell you what it is, but we don't know yet,” said Adam Amdur, COO. “We invite the community to help us figure it out, whether it be a pajama party or a pillow fight or a hold your breath campaign.”In September, the association did a soft launch of Sleeptember, an annual campaign to raise awareness of sleep disorders, promote behavior...

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'Sleep is the glue'

May 2, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - There's no magic pill for sleep apnea, but education, research and patient empowerment go a long way toward improving quality of life, says Adam Amdur, who was recently named COO of the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA). Amdur, a sleep apnea patient himself, recently spoke to HME News about why the nearly 25-year-old association is making itself more patient-oriented and participating in a new research endeavor, myapnea.org.HME News:One big change for the ASAA is that it is working...

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Med-Care makes CPAP donation

April 23, 2014HME News Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies has donated more than 150 refurbished CPAP machines to the American Sleep Apnea Association's (ASAA) CPAP Assistance Program. “These donations help bridge the gap between diagnosis and treatment, while keeping usable equipment from filling already overcrowded landfills," said Kalimah Ashby, the coordinator for ASAA's CPAP Assistance Program, in a press release. Med-Care is a contract supplier for Medicare's national mail-order program...

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Better Rest celebrates Sleep Apnea Awareness Day

April 16, 2014HME News Staff

BOSTON - Better Rest Solutions will donate $5 to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) for every SoClean 2 sold between April 15 to May 15, it announced this week. The fundraising is in recognition of Sleep Apnea Awareness Day, April 18. SoClean 2 allows CPAP users to naturally clean and sanitize their CPAP equipment. "We understand first hand the health issues associated with sleep apnea, as many of us at Better Rest Solutions have dealt with the effects of sleep apnea ourselves either directly...

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Sleep association sets new course

March 19, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Ed Grandi has stepped down as executive director at the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA). The association has named Tracy Nasca as his replacement, according to a March 17 press release. Nasca, who has sleep apnea, has worked in the sleep field since 1999, and has served on the board for the past two years. ASAA also appointed Adam Amdur COO. Amdur is the former chairman of the association. Grandi, who served 10 years at ASAA, said in a blog post he plans to continue promoting...

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