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CPAP therapy: Don't forget about younger patients, women and mildly diagnosed, study finds

May 21, 2019HME News Staff

DALLAS - Men with sleep apnea are 8.5% more likely to stay adherent on CPAP therapy than women, according to a study presented by ResMed at the American Thoracic Society's ATS 2019 International Conference here. Other findings of the study: people over age 60 were 7.3% more adherent than the entire study cohort (77.7% vs. 70/4%); and people with self-reported severe sleep apnea were 78% adherent at the one-year mark, compared to 70.5% of those with self reported moderate sleep apnea and 65.2% of...

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CPAP therapy reduces risk of heart failure for all, study finds

July 17, 2018HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Sleep apnea not treated with CPAP therapy was associated with an increased risk of heart failure in patients of all ages, according to a nationwide cohort study recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Using nationwide databases, the study followed the entire Danish population from 2000 until 2012. Patients with sleep apnea receiving and not receiving CPAP therapy were identified and compared with the background population. The primary end point was first-time...

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New study links non-adherence to CPAP therapy to hospital readmissions

February 23, 2018HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Non-adherence to CPAP therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions, according to a study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea published in the Feb. 15 issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.Non-adherent patients were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days for any cause, the study shows."Until now no one has investigated the role of CPAP non-adherence in 30-day readmissions as an independent risk factor...

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ApniCure combines DTC, telehealth business model

January 27, 2017Jeff Rowe

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - For many patients struggling with obstructive sleep apnea, the longtime standard treatment— CPAP therapy—may not be worse than the condition itself, but pretty close.In fact, according to David Jones, chief business officer at Redwood City, Calif.-based ApniCure, upwards of 50% of sleep apnea patients who start using CPAP don't continue the therapy. Moreover, many patients give up altogether on finding an effective treatment.With its recent decision to release the...

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ResMed logs major milestone

January 4, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has downloaded one billion nights of sleep data on its AirView remote patient monitoring platform. “This unprecedented amount of data enables predictive analytics to help physicians and providers better manage patients' sleep apnea and COPD therapy, and ultimately improve their overall health,” said Mick Farrell, ResMed CEO, in a press release. “Reaching one billion nights is about more than just big data; it's a testament to how the adoption and meaningful use...

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

October 25, 2016HME News Staff

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. That's compared to 70% of PAP users who were compliant when they were only monitored with AirView. “This new study shows that online self-monitoring tools engage patients and significantly improve their compliance and adherence to treatment,” said Adam...

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Study casts doubt on impact of CPAP therapy on cardiovascular events

August 30, 2016HME News Staff

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.“This study was not powered to provide definitive answers regarding the effects of CPAP on secondary cardiovascular end points, but there was no indication of a significant benefit with respect...

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CPAP therapy reduces nightmares in vets with PTSD, OSA

July 10, 2013HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - CPAP therapy may reduce nightmares in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study abstract published recently in an online supplement of the journal SLEEP. Results of the study show the mean number of nightmares per week fell significantly with CPAP use, and reduced nightmare frequency after starting CPAP was best predicted by CPAP compliance. The study involved a retrospective review of medical records to identify OSA...

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