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HSAT trumps PSG, survey finds

April 13, 2021HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel – Ninety-three percent of health care professionals currently use home sleep apnea testing in their practices, according to the results of a recent survey designed by Itamar Medical.  Furthermore, HSAT represents more than 50% of the daily test volume in 66% of the practices surveyed.  “While sleep apnea affects an estimated 54 million to 64 million people in the U.S., roughly 80% of sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated, largely due to the lack of...

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OSA should be considered important factor in risk of COVID-19, analysis finds

April 12, 2021HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be given extra care and monitoring to minimize exposure to COVID-19, according to an analysis published in Sleep Medicine. Physicians can use telemedicine-based practice to provide care and evaluations for OSA patients to minimize their visits to hospitals. Physicians and caregivers should also be engaged in close monitoring of OSA patients with suspected COVID-19 for early diagnosis and treatment to avoid severe...

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The CPAP Shop, Sleep Care take diagnosis, treatment fully remote

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

NEW YORK – The CPAP Shop, an online retailer of sleep equipment, and Sleep Care online, a national sleep telemedicine services provider, have partnered to expand access to their solutions. Through the partnership, patients will have access to technology to diagnose sleep disorders, have one-on-one virtual consultations with board-certified sleep physicians and receive prescriptions for sleep therapy through Sleep Care online; and they will have access to customized recommendations...

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Oventus reports significant growth

February 22, 2021HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia – Oventus Medical has booked revenues of $550,232 for the six-month period ended Dec. 31, a 192% increase over the prior period. The company credits growth driven by lab-in-lab sites that remained operational during the pandemic, continuing to scan patients; an expansion of the telehealth extension of the lab-in-lab program; and an increase in direct sales to dentists who delivered treatments in their own practices, as well as through lab-in-lab programs. “We...

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Treating OSA with CPAP, MAD devices does not improve BP, study finds

February 9, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The treatment of mild obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP devices or mandibular advancement devices does not improve blood pressure or endothelial function after one year, even in patients with effective treatments, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The study’s objectives were to evaluate and compare the effects of CPAP, MAD and no treatment on 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and peripheral arterial tonometry at six...

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3B Medical’s Luna G3 receives approval 

February 2, 2021HME News Staff

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – 3B Medical has received 501(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new third-generation bi-level device, the Luna G3 Auto-BPAP, to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The device is available with integrated heated tubing, cellular connectivity, and an advanced algorithm that automatically senses and adjusts pressure settings to ensure airway patency, according to the company. “We are excited by the FDA’s recent action approving use of the...

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AirAvant device receives FDA clearance

October 11, 2018HME News Staff

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - AirAvant Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Bongo Rx. Used in the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea, the Bongo Rx has been shown to significantly reduce AHI levels, according to a press release. The device is small and portable, and requires no PAP machine, hoses, headgear or electricity; it seals comfortably in the nose and works by creating backpressure when the user exhales. “We recognize that people need to...

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OSA affects more than previously thought

May 23, 2018HME News Staff

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. Presented this week at the ATS 2018 International Conference, the study, “Global Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)” was conducted by a group of international researchers seeking to provide a clear scope of the impact of the chronic sleep-disordered breathing condition. The previous estimate of OSA prevalence...

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Business Development

CPAP systems evolve to meet demand

May 23, 2017John Andrews

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. If anything, they say the upside is still high and wide for providers.The sleep market is barely out of its nascent stage, working to overcome obstacles like apnea patient compliance with CPAP therapy. Over the years, manufacturers have steadily focused on improving the...

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Study: ASV improves compliance

April 7, 2017HME News Staff

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. The study, sponsored by ResMed, analyzed anonymous, aggregated data from the devices of 198,890 telemonitored patients. It showed that patients who switched from CPAP to ASV went from 62.7% compliance to 76.6% compliance. “Achieving compliance through proper therapy usage is a well-recognized clinical goal in...

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