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VieMed works to elevate NIV

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11/02/2018

LAFAYETTE, La. – As a relatively new technology, there’s a lack of hard data showing the effectiveness of non-invasive ventilators in treating patients, says Dr. William Frazier, chief medical officer for VieMed.

VGM tallies costs by region

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08/07/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released the results of a “Delivery Cost Survey” that puts into perspective how costly it is for HME providers to provide patients with the necessary equipment.

New study highlights bid program’s flaws

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07/20/2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Add the Pacific Research Institute to the long list of economists and researchers who believe CMS’s current competitive bidding program for HME is inefficient at best and dangerous at worst.

CPAP therapy reduces risk of heart failure for all, study finds

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07/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Sleep apnea not treated with CPAP therapy was associated with an increased risk of heart failure in patients of all ages, according to a nationwide cohort study recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

New study links non-adherence to CPAP therapy to hospital readmissions

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02/23/2018

DARIEN, Ill. – Non-adherence to CPAP therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions, according to a study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea published in the Feb. 15 issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Study: Hospitals can help diagnose sleep apnea

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01/03/2018

SAN DIEGO – A ResMed-funded study makes the case for hospitals screening patients for sleep apnea before they’re discharged to improve their chances of long-term survival.

Telemonitoring improves CPAP adherence, study finds

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09/12/2017

SAN DIEGO – The use of CPAP telemonitoring with automated feedback messaging improved 90-day adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, according to a ResMed-supported

CPAP helps keep COPD patients out of hospitals, study shows

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07/12/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Although PAP therapy is associated with a reduction in hospitalization for COPD patients, more than 92% of patients are not receiving the therapy, according to a recently published study funded by Royal Philips. The retrospective study, led by Dr.

ResMed studies connect the dots on central sleep apnea

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05/23/2017

SAN DIEGO – People with treatment-emergent central sleep apnea (CSA) have a significantly greater risk of terminating CPAP therapy, according to a new ResMed-sponsored study presented on May 22 at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

Long-term supplemental O2 has little affect on patients with stable COPD, study says

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10/27/2016

BALTIMORE – In patients with stable COPD, long-term supplemental oxygen does not result in a longer time to death or first hospitalization, nor does it provide sustained benefits regarding other measured outcomes, according to a recent study conducted by The Long-Term Oxy

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