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2011-08-12 12:15:29

The benefits of continuous positive airway pressure machines (CPAP) for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are quickly reversed when the therapy is withdrawn, according to Swiss research. The findings appear online in the articles-in-press section of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "In patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are established on CPAP treatment, withdrawal of the therapy is associated with a rapid recurrence...

2011-08-12 00:00:29

According to European Sleep Works, there is more than one way to improve nighttime breathing. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 According to Dr. William Dement, author of The Promise to Sleep, nearly 40 percent of Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea. With such a high number of people suffering from the malady, extensive research has been performed and a burgeoning industry has been created to cure sleep-disordered breathing. The solutions to sleep apnea run the gamut from...

2011-07-19 23:00:00

BELMONT, Calif. and HYDERABAD, India, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventus Medical is pleased to announce the Indian launch of its proprietary Provent® Sleep Apnea Therapy, an innovative, non-invasive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Orbees Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd. will be the strategic market developer of Provent Therapy in India. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110209/SF45785-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110209/SF45785-b)...

2011-07-06 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD and ASX: RMD), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment for treating, diagnosing and managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders, announced today that it has acquired BiancaMed Ltd., a leading Irish medical technology company. ResMed purchased all of BiancaMed's outstanding shares with cash. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100203/RESMEDLOGO) BiancaMed has...

2011-06-14 10:15:00

BELMONT, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventus Medical, Inc. today announced that several independent board-certified sleep specialists presented positive clinical data supporting use of Provent® Sleep Apnea Therapy in their obstructive sleep apnea patients. These presentations, at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, Minnesota, highlight the clinical efficacy and high compliance rate for patients with...

2011-06-14 06:40:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ About 1 in 15 Americans have sleep apnea, and according to this study sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Women with severe sleep apnea have the highest incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes. This increased prevalence was primarily driven by a higher incidence of gestational diabetes and early preterm birth. "Our findings suggest that moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing may be associated with adverse pregnancy...

2011-06-13 14:44:55

Pregnant women with severe sleep apnea may have an increased risk of gestational diabetes and early preterm birth Sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 13, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). Results show that women with severe sleep apnea had the highest incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes....

2011-05-24 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) today released the ResMed Sleep Assessment app, a novel new app for iPhone that lets users record themselves during sleep. The app also includes a clinically validated questionnaire that assesses their risk and other helpful features to empower users to discuss their sleep health with their physician. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/LA87970) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100203/RESMEDLOGO)...

2011-05-17 06:00:00

HOUSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Snoring Center(SM), the nation's leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Fulmer, MD as head of The Snoring Center's Houston office and its new Austin office, which is slated to open in October of 2011. "We are very proud of the work we do at The Snoring Center," said Dr. Craig Schwimmer, MD, MPH, FACS, founder and medical director of The Snoring...

2011-05-16 09:15:00

BELMONT, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventus Medical, Inc. today announced that David Rapoport, M.D., Director of the Sleep Medicine Program at the NYU School of Medicine, presented data showing that Provent® Sleep Apnea Therapy works through multiple mechanisms of action to improve sleep disordered breathing such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The poster was presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society in Denver, Colorado. (Photo:...


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