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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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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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Routine OSA screenings not necessarily necessary

January 26, 2017HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - There isn't enough evidence to support routine screenings for obstructive sleep apnea says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. No studies have examined whether using questionnaires to screen people without symptoms led to changes in their health, according to a statement published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Task force member Dr. Alexander Krist said, however, that the findings shouldn't stop people with symptoms from being tested.

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Untreated sleep apnea has economic impact

October 21, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

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. Those costs include $86.9 billion in lost productivity, $26.2 billion in motor vehicle accidents and $6.5 billion in workplace accidents. Dr. Nathaniel Watson, immediate past president of AASM and a professor of neurology and sleep medicine at the University of Washington, spoke with HME News recently about these “eye-popping”...

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Study: OSA common in Type 1 diabetics

September 20, 2016HME News Staff

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 Medscape.com. The incidence of sleep apnea is linked to abnormal glycemia and microvascular complications, but not obesity. Sleep apnea was also associated with higher rates of complications, including retinopathy. The link between Type 1 diabetes and OSA has been reported in several previous studies, but this study is the first to...

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Report: Untreated sleep apnea costs billions

August 17, 2016HME News Staff

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.The estimated costs include $86.9 billion in lost productivity, $26.2 billion in motor vehicle accidents and $6.5 billion in workplace accidents, said Frost & Sullivan, which prepared the report.Undiagnosed OSA also costs $30 billion annually in increased healthcare utilization and medication costs related to co-morbidities...

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Untreated sleep apnea increases crash risk

March 30, 2016HME News Staff

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.Drivers with OSA who somewhat or completely complied with their therapy had a crash rate similar to drivers without OSA, the study says.“The most surprising result of our study is the strength and robustness of the increase in the crash risk for drivers with sleep apnea who fail to adhere to mandated...

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In brief: Clock ticks on MPP, MAC outlines responsibilities

October 25, 2013HME News Staff

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. “We are hearing that they will be doing a fix to take care of doctors before the holidays and that's the vehicle we've been looking for to include the market pricing program (MPP),” said Seth Johnson, vice president...

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