Peretz Lavie, PhD The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine Technicon-Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel UNDERSTANDING THE FACTORS THAT CAUSE SLEEP APNEA We know that sleep apnea has to do with the balance of the dilating and constricting muscles in the upper airways. We know that it is a functional problem that is aggravated by some structural … [Read more...] about The Swinging Pendulum of Sleep Medicine – Peretz Lavie, PhD
Volume 4.4 : June 2009
The MediByte Junior – An Entry Level Home Sleep Testing Device Richard A. Bonato, Ph.D. President and CEO BRAEBON Medical Corporation Kanata, Ontario WHY THE MEDIBYTE JUNIOR IS NECESSARY In light of both the CMS rulings regarding the approval of CPAP reimbursement based on home sleep testing, and the guidelines published by the American Academy of Sleep … [Read more...] about The MediByte Junior – An Entry Level Home Sleep Testing Device – Richard A. Bonato, Ph.D.
A Better Diagnostic Experience for Patients As an established name in respiratory care, Arvin, Calif- based Salter Labs has also made considerable inroads when it comes to sleep diagnostic equipment. With the Summer 2008 introduction of its ThermiSense™ product line, Kyle Adriance, COO, says sleep professionals looking to meet American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) … [Read more...] about A Better Diagnostic Experience for Patients – Kyle Adriance, COO
Two years after transcending the plastic paradigm, Circadiance LLC of Murrysville, Pa, has updated its original cloth nasal CPAP mask with the new SleepWeaver ADVANCE. The new unit is smaller, fits a broader range of patients, and continues the cloth design that set the first device apart from its competitors. The new ADVANCE model continues to use fabric, and benefits … [Read more...] about The First All-Cloth CPAP Mask – David Groll
Respiratory Inductance Plethysmography (RIP) effort belts are similar to piezo belts in that they help to monitor breathing patterns in patients with respiratory disorders. However, unlike piezo belts that can be placed anywhere on the thorax, RIP belts—which offer greater accuracy and show true movements of breathing—must be specifically placed. The key to successful use … [Read more...] about Calling for a Specific Placement Site for Thoracic Effort Belt – Rick Swanson, RPSGT, CRTT