Based on its recent analysis of the neurostimulation for sleep apnea market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ImThera Medical, Inc. with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation for its pioneering sleep apnea device, the aura6000™.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment, the gold standard for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has poor patient compliance due to the inconvenience involved. ImThera is one of the few companies to have devised a neurostimulation device for treating OSA that targets CPAP non-compliant patients worldwide (at least 46 percent of patients according to market data) and can also be used for others as a second line of therapy for OSA. Read the rest of this entry

Cortex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and  Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for a patent that protects its  lead AMPAKINE® molecule, CX1739. The patent, entitled “Di-Substituted Amides for  Enhancing Glutamatergic Synaptic Responses,” specifically covers CX1739, Cortex’s third generation Low Impact AMPAKINE compound that is currently in  Phase II clinical development. Along with CX1739, the allowed patent covers  approximately 80 additional structures that will have patent protection into  2028.

“We are most appreciative to our Senior Director of Medicinal Chemistry,  Leslie Street, Ph.D., and our Director of Chemistry, Rudolf Mueller, Ph.D., who  are co-inventors on the allowed patent,” said Dr. Mark A. Varney, Cortex  President and CEO. Read the rest of this entry

Advanced Respiratory Diagnostic services, LLC is proud to offer unattended ambulatory home sleep studies to Oregon residents.

Medicare ruled in 2008 allowing ambulatory home sleep studies as reimbursable and supportive for CPAP treatment.

ARDS, LLC is unique in that offering professional face-to-face clinical evaluations as well as exceptional patient instructions so that tests are executed correctly the first time.

Unlike most independent diagnostic testing facilities,it takes pride in delivering personal interactive support to all of our patients.  It’s important to deliver a service that the patient can actually physically communicate with a clinician.

This allows the ARDS LLC to become familiar with your understanding of the setup and instruction of the home sleep device.  Also, it is a wonderful opportunity to get to know the patient and to answer any questions that they may have while instructing the patient for their sleep test.

The leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research “Sleep Disorders Market to 2017- Generics Substitution Coupled with a Weak Pipeline Will Negatively Impact the Market”, which provides insights into sleep disorders therapeutics sales and price forecasts until 2017.

The report also examines the global sleep disorders treatment usage patterns. In addition, the geographical distribution of sleep disorders therapies across the US, the top five countries in the European region and Japan are also provided in the report.

The report also includes insights into the sleep disorders R&D pipeline. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the top four sleep disorders therapeutic indications, which are insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep apnea. Read the rest of this entry

Treating Sleep Apnea With Robots

Dr. William Gross of Murfreesboro Medical Center

Sleep apnea affects many people all over the country, but a new type of surgery, aided by a development in technology is helping to alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea sufferers

“The condition of sleep apnea is characterized by episodes of airway obstruction during sleep, leading to inadequate breathing and oxygen de-saturation during sleep,” said Dr. William Gross of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter.

Symptoms can include severe chronic snoring, daytime fatigue and sleepiness, and morning headaches. If untreated, it is a major risk factor for hypertension, diabetes, heart attack and stroke. It is a lot more than just an embarrassment or nuisance.”

The doctor is using a new type of technology — a robot, in fact — to treat sleep apnea.  [ Read Complete Post At daily News Journal… ]

Get Term Life Insurance With Sleep Apnea

SleepApneaDisorder/[ Press Release ]/ San Diego, CA / April 24, 2011/ This software allows them to quickly generate life insurance quotes to individuals with pre existing health conditions. These types of conditions in the past-Diabetes Type 1 and 2, Hepatitis, Sleep Apnea, Epilepsy, etc.-would have at best slowed the process down by days or weeks and at worst would have prevented these individuals from getting term life insurance at all.This software is accessible through their website:  www.lifelinedirectinsurance.com. By generating rates from the top 1% of life insurance companies, Lifeline Direct Insurance is able to provide a wide variety of coverage types to all clients while maintaining a high level of quality.  As all of the term life insurance companies they work with are well established with a track record of success and stability, Lifeline Direct Insurance Services is able to provide term life insurance quotes to their clients that will be extremely dependable. In times of financial instability, this is a reassuring fact to many consumers who have seen their assets shrink or disappear over the past 5 years. Read the rest of this entry

Sleep Apnea is a very serious disease that affects some 18 million people in the United States, and about 90 percent of them are not diagnosed when we see them. Anesthesiologists are the first physicians who are focusing on this particular area of their health. They are asking them questions about their sleep, their degree of tiredness during daytime hours, if they snore, the kind of standard diagnostic criteria that might suggest obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) because no one has really delved into that area yet.

It has significant implications because it has to do with the potential for airway obstruction not only during anesthesia but also, and most importantly for us, after anesthesia, especially if these patients are going to be getting narcotic pain medication afterwards. So there really are a lot of concerns both in terms of the vast numbers of patients affected and in terms of the severity that has implications for what might happen to patients around the time of surgery.  [ Read Complete Post … ]

Sereno, The Center for Snoring Solutions, announced its affiliation with a sleep dentistry specialist to complement Sereno’s highly specialized care for snoring and sleep apnea.
“Offering access to a specialized sleep dentist demonstrates Sereno’s commitment to providing excellence in patient care and results for those suffering from these pervasive conditions,” says Matthew Mingrone, MD, president of Sereno, Inc. “The affiliation enables us to help more patients suffering from snoring and sleep apnea by targeting two additional areas, the tongue and the jaw.” Read the rest of this entry

Ventus Medical  Inc reported positive results from a 19-center clinical trial using  its FDA-cleared Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy device to treat obstructive  sleep apnea. Provent Therapy uses the patient’s own breathing to create  expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) to keep the airway open  during sleep.

“This randomized, sham-controlled study demonstrates that Provent  Therapy significantly improves the apnea hypopnea index (AHI), a scale  to measure the number of breathing interruptions or stoppages per hour  of sleep, as well as subjective sleepiness, as measured by the Epworth  Sleepiness Scale (ESS), in patients with obstructive sleep apnea,” said  study author Richard B. Berry, MD, professor of medicine at the  University of Florida College of Medicine, medical director of the  University of Florida and Shands Sleep Disorders Center, and former  president of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation. “Importantly,  self-reported patient adherence on Provent Therapy was almost 90%.” Read the rest of this entry

SleepApneaDisorder/[ Press release [/ OKLAHOMA CITY, April 20, 2011 /- Graymark Healthcare Inc. , the nation’s second largest provider of diagnostic sleep services and an innovator in comprehensive care for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has partnered with Franklin County Memorial Hospital of Franklin, Nebraska to offer comprehensive sleep medicine services to the county’s residents.

Offering the most comprehensive sleep care in the region, the new sleep facility at Franklin County Memorial Hospital will be able to accommodate more than two dozen patients per month starting in May. Read the rest of this entry

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