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Our healthcare approach is shaped by leading research on oxygen and sleep apnea therapies. Learn more about their studied effects, and how they can dramatically improve your patients’ lives.

Sleep Apnea Therapy

Studies show that CPAP therapy can help your patients with obstructive sleep apnea improve their quality of life, relationships and overall health.

CPAP therapy is most successful with early intervention and patient support programs

Long-term adherence to CPAP therapy can be predicted as early as three days following CPAP initiation

  • Rohit Budhiraja, MD et al., Early CPAP Use Identifies Subsequent Adherence to CPAP Therapy, in,  SLEEP, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2007
  • Catcheside PG. Predictors of continuous positive airway pressure adherence. F1000 Medicine Reports. 2010;2:70.
  • Olsen S, Smith S, Oei T, Douglas J. Health Beliefs Model Predicts Adherence to CPAP before Experience with CPAP. Eur Respir J. 2008 Apr 16.

CPAP improves your patients’ ability to function day-to-day

  • Continuous positive airway pressure treatment of sleepy patients with milder obstructive sleep apnea, in, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2012 Oct 1;186(7):677-83
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. Effectiveness of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in obstructive sleep apnoea in adults. NHMRC Report, Feb 2000.

CPAP improves cardiovascular outcomes in people with heart failure

  • Mansfield DR, Naughton MT: Sleep apnea and congestive heart failure. Minerva Medica 95(4): 257-280, 2004
  • Buchner NJ, Sanner BM, Borgel J, Rum LC. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea reduces cardiovascular risk. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 176, 1274–80
  • Marin, S. Carrizo, E. Vicente, A. Agusti . Long-term cardiovascular outcomes in men with obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea with or without treatment with continuous positive airway pressure: an observational study. Lancet 2005; 365 (9464), 1046-1053.

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