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Oravan Sleep Apnea Device Gains Traction in Sleep Industry

Originally posted in PR Rocket on July 31, 2015

With the advancement of sleep apnea treatment technology, OravanOSA has introduced its FDA cleared Mandibular Advancement Device, aimed to move the jaw forward, further opening the upper airway for easy breathing.

West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2015

With the recent buzz surrounding the dangers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the growing number of individuals who remain undiagnosed, treatment options for patients are becoming more prevalent than ever before. As millions of Americans continue to shy away from traditional CPAP therapy due to its overall lack of comfort and highly invasive nature, oral appliances provided by dentists are gaining extreme popularity.

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) move the lower jaw forward further opening the upper airway to allow for easy breathing. Of the many MADs on the market today, the Oravan device, manufactured by OravanOSA, has captured the attention of many in the sleep industry.

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Sleep Apnea – Pipeline Review, H2 2014 – Radiant Insights, Inc J

Originally posted in Medgadget on JULY 24TH, 2015 RADIANT INSIGHTS, INC.


Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Sleep Apnea – Pipeline Review, H2 2014′, provides an overview of the Sleep Apnea’s therapeutic pipeline.

This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Sleep Apnea, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.

It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Sleep Apnea and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.

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Global Markets Direct’s report features investigational drugs from across globe covering over 20 therapy areas and nearly 3,000 indications. The report is built using data and information sourced from Global Markets Direct’s proprietary databases, Company/University websites, SEC filings, investor presentations and featured press releases from company/university sites and industry-specific third party sources, put together by Global Markets Direct’s team.

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How important is CPAP compliance for individuals afflicted with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?   

Below is a snippet of a study that was completed to try and predict who was going to become a compliant CPAP user based on information from their sleep study.

Extensive use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has positive clinical benefits for most patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, patient adherence is a major limiting factor to the effectiveness of CPAP treatment. This study determined the potential factors affecting the willingness of patients with OSA to undertake CPAP treatment by comparing the polysomnographic parameters (Sleep Study) recorded during diagnosis (without CPAP) and titration (with CPAP).  A total of 312 patients who were diagnosed with moderate and severe OSA, were divided into persistent users and nonusers of CPAP according to their use of in-home CPAP during a 7-day CPAP trial.  Among the patients, 146 (46.8%) became persistent CPAP users. A 10% improvement of oxygen desaturation index (ODI) and a 10% increment in deep sleep percentage increased the chance of persistent CPAP use.  

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Snoring masks don’t kill sex life: Study

A common therapy to tackle obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) does not become a hindrance between the sheets, says a study, allaying fears of OSA patients who believe the therapy interferes with sex.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is somewhat common in patients with OSA who are often recommended to use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask to get rid of the ED symptoms.

The machine uses a constant flow of positive air pressure to ensure the wearer gets adequate oxygen.

“However, some patients may feel that the PAP interferes with foreplay and sex,” the study said.

For their research, the team from Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago analysed 52 participants who were screened about their sex life, compliance of PAP use, body mass index (BMI), presence of ED and use of drugs like Viagra.

Results showed that when adjusting for all confounding variables, CPAP compliance does not predict sexual quality of life.

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UPMC offers brand new sleep apnea treatment

 Posted: 10:29 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014


About 12 million people are missing out on a good night’s sleep every day.  Sleep apnea can leave patients tired and out of options.  But now, there’s a brand new treatment that’s making history at UPMC.

Channel 11’s Katherine Amenta has an exclusive look at this game-changer.

“You wake up with a headache, every morning,” said Denise Hoover.

Hoover has started every day in pain for the past 20 years.  Sleep apnea has been robbing her of a deep sleep.

“Your tongue basically blocks your airway and you stop breathing,” said Hoover.  “You wake up gasping.”

It’s so bad, Denise hasn’t even had a dream in two decades.  Instead, she’s awake and sometimes wrestling with a CPAP mask.

She finally went to see Dr. Ryan Soose at UPMC Mercy.  He had a brand new solution that could end up making medical history.

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Advanced Brain Monitoring Receives FDA Clearance for Night Shift Therapy – A Novel Treatment for Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc., a medical device company focused on improving healthcare for patients suffering from sleep and neurological disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for Night Shift, a therapy for positional obstructive sleep apnea.

“In our study we found that 70% of individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are at least twice as severe while sleeping on their back and may benefit from Night Shift therapy”

Worn on the back of the neck, Night Shift begins to vibrate when users begin to sleep on their back and slowly increases in intensity until a position change occurs. Night Shift is also an intelligent, interactive monitor that allows users to track its affect on snoring and sleep quality. Clinical study results showed that 89% of participants responded to Night Shift therapy, with the majority experiencing improved sleep quality, reduced loud snoring and improvements in sleep apnea symptoms.

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