Wake Forest University Baptist Sleep Center Program

A good night’s sleep is crucial to daily function, but more than 40 million Americans live with an undiagnosed or untreated sleep disorder in the United States. At Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, the sleep-challenged can find help at the Sleep Center, now conveniently located at the Hawthorne Inn to provide patients with the highest quality of care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Read the rest of this entry

The AWAKE Support Group will be discussing surgical treatment for sleep apnea during its meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Education Rooms 2, 3 and 4.

Dr. Scott Keith of Upper Cumberland Otolaryngology will be this month’s speaker. Keith received his medical degree from the University of Iowa and completed his general surgery residency at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and his otolaryngology residency at The Ohio State University. He is board certified in otolaryngology. Read the rest of this entry

The market for homecare is growing throughout the world. Air Liquide (Paris:AI), which ranks 1st in Europe and 3rd in the world for homecare, continues to develop its offer of services through targeted acquisitions in Australia and South Korea.

Air Liquide announces the acquisition in Australia of 70% of the company Snore Australia, a major player in the field of sleep diagnosis. These diagnoses help to identify and assess the degree of disorders in conditions such as sleep apnea. Created ten years ago, this company makes over 15,000 sleep diagnoses per year in its thirteen sleep laboratories. With 72 employees, its annual revenue amounts to €5.6 million. In Australia, it is estimated that around 480,000 people suffer from sleep apnea, of which only 25% have been diagnosed to date. Read the rest of this entry

The medical equipment report, South Africa Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market Outlook to 2016 provides key market data on the South Africa anesthesia and respiratory devices market.

The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within six market categories – anesthesia disposables, anesthesia machines, respiratory devices, respiratory disposables, respiratory measurement devices, and sleep apnea diagnostic systems. Read the rest of this entry

Women and Children To Be Hit Hardest By Obesity

The information gap and general lack of understanding of obesity’s unique and disproportionate impact on women contributes to the challenges of the 65 million American women who are considered overweight or obese, said the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance Task Force on Women at a meeting on Capitol Hill today. Through discussions with health experts and an extensive review of obesity prevalence research, the Task Force found women to be hit hardest by obesity – confounding efforts to turn the tide on the nation’s obesity problem, especially in children.

“We rely on women to serve as the ‘Chief Health Officer’ for the family, but with more than a third being obese themselves, we’re unlikely to break the cycle with children without finding ways for moms to overcome their weight problems as well,” said Christine Ferguson, professor at The George Washington University and Director of the STOP Obesity Alliance. “What’s more, achieving healthier weights for women, whether they are mothers or not, will mean a healthier society overall. Unfortunately, significant barriers stand in the way.” Read the rest of this entry

Our medical equipment report, China Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market Outlook to 2016 provides key market data on the China anesthesia and respiratory devices market.

The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within six market categories – anesthesia disposables, anesthesia machines, respiratory devices, respiratory disposables, respiratory measurement devices, and sleep apnea diagnostic systems. Read the rest of this entry

How do mammals prepare themselves in utero for a radical modification to their respiration at the time of birth, when they move abruptly from an aquatic medium to air?

CNRS researchers, working in collaboration with teams from the Universities of the Méditerranée, Paris-Sud 11 and Paul Cézanne have identified a gene in the mouse that is essential to respiration and consequently to survival at birth. This work, just published in the Journal of Neuroscience, opens the way to better understanding respiratory disorders in humans, which can range from sleep apnea to sudden infant death syndrome. Read the rest of this entry

The new report provides critical market data on the patient monitoring and diagnostics sector in US. It includes key market categories- such as wireless hospital ambulatory monitors, multiparameter patient monitors, remote monitoring systems, blood pressure monitors, micro-electromechanical systems, cardiovascular monitoring systems, sleep apnea diagnostic systems, hearing diagnostics and glucose monitoring devices.

The report also provides market size of products in value ($mn), & volume (units) at each level of segmentation-, average selling price ($) for each product type (last level of segmentation), and market shares (%) of companies at sector and category level. Read the rest of this entry

ResMed, San Diego, announces the release of the Mirage Micro™ for Kids nasal mask. This is ResMed’s second patient interface for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children and now comes in a small headgear size with a small cushion suitable for children. 

The mask features the MicroFit dial, which allows children or their parents to adjust the mask to make the most comfortable and secure fit. In addition to the MicroFit dial, the Mirage Micro for Kids incorporates other child-friendly features that help them adjust to therapy. Read the rest of this entry

The  medical equipment report, Netherlands Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market Outlook to 2016 provides key market data on the Netherlands anesthesia and respiratory devices market. The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price data for each segment and sub-segment within six market categories – anesthesia disposables, anesthesia machines, respiratory devices, respiratory disposables, respiratory measurement devices, and sleep apnea diagnostic systems. The report also provides company shares and distribution shares data for each of the aforementioned market categories. The report is supplemented with global corporate-level profiles of the key market participants with information on company financials and pipeline products, wherever available. Read the rest of this entry

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