With help from Ann Halbower MD, of the Pulmonary Department at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, the mission to serve the smallest sleep apnea patients with CPAP masks is gaining momentum. Marketing new CPAP units to a burgeoning adult patient population takes a lot of time, money, and energy. In this highly competitive environment, it’s no wonder that pediatric … [Read more...] about No Small Commitment
Volume 6.6 : Oct - Nov 2011
Apnea Alternative Gains Momentum
With newly published clinical research, Provent Therapy offers physicians and patients another choice beyond CPAP, oral appliances, and surgery. More than 2 years after bringing Provent Therapy to market, Rajiv Doshi, MD, continues his quest to educate patients and sleep doctors about the benefits of expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP). Considering that obstructive … [Read more...] about Apnea Alternative Gains Momentum
A New Era of Dentistry?
As a pioneer in dental sleep medicine, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, sees a profession beyond traditional boundaries, with oral appliance/CPAP combination therapy as an increasingly viable option. Steven R. Olmos, DDS, does not believe a weekend course is enough to prepare a dentist for a career treating sleep disorders. However, the 2008 recipient of the American Academy of … [Read more...] about A New Era of Dentistry?
All About Options – Building Stronger Links Between Sleep Centers and Dentists
Sleep physicians who refer to dentists want to know that patients can choose based on experience of the dentist, number of appliances offered and levels of fees. When it comes to dental sleep medicine, sleep physicians tend to be concerned about the same things. Oral appliances are not covered by insurance (they believe), they are too expensive, and patients don’t come … [Read more...] about All About Options – Building Stronger Links Between Sleep Centers and Dentists
Making the Connection – Benefits of Hybernite Heated Tubing for CPAP Therapy
When heated humidification alone did not do the job, survey respondents verified what Plastiflex engineers suspected: heated tubes provide added comfort. Many clinicians and sleep lab directors agree that heated tubes enhance the benefit of heated humidification. Do patients feel the same way? Rik Langerock, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Plastiflex Healthcare, … [Read more...] about Making the Connection – Benefits of Hybernite Heated Tubing for CPAP Therapy