Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, recently released its REMstar Plus M Series with C-Flex™, designed for the treatment of adults with obstructive sleep apnea. The C-Flex feature tracks the patient’s breathing and lowers the amount of pressure delivered during exhalation, making exhaling against the CPAP pressure easier. According to Respironics, in a recent study involving both CPAP and C-Flex users, after 3 months, patients on C-Flex technology used their therapy an average of 1 hour, 42 minutes longer per night than patients on traditional CPAP. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com
DeVilbiss, Longmont, Colo, a division of Sunrise Medical, introduces the DeVilbiss RPM™. The spontaneously triggered DeVilbiss RPM bilevel CPAP permits independent pressure profile control of inspiratory and expiratory breathing cycles and a high level of respiratory performance monitoring choice. Features also include an IPAP/EPAP pressure range from 3 to 25 cm H2O in increments of .5 cm H2O; spontaneous bilevel and conventional CPAP modes of operations; IPAP/EPAP flow rounding; delay time of 0 to 45 minutes in 5-minute increments; an optional analog breakout box (ABOB); auto on/off; mask-off alerts with keypad silence; and on-board compliance storage (36 months). The unit is compatible with the DeVilbiss eCompliance System. (800) 333-4000; www.sunrisemedical.com or www.sleepcompliance.com
VIASYS Healthcare, Conshohocken, Pa, offers the LYRA Interface, a product that delivers new levels of patient fit, comfort, and quiet operation. The SecureFit Headgear provides increased stability for a comfortable nasal CPAP therapy experience. The LYRA Interface design moves the supply tubing away from the patient’s ears, eliminating the sound of rushing air. Each LYRA Interface includes the CustomOne Fit Kit, with four different sized nasal inserts, eliminating the need to stock multiple sizes. Additionally, the kit includes a sizing guide and the SecureFit Headgear. With the LYRA Interface, one part number equals one comfortable fit. (800) 231-2466; www.viasyshealthcare.com
Hudson RCI, Research Triangle Park, NC, a division of Teleflex Medical, has introduced the Hybrid patient interface, a fusion of technologies designed to be a universal interface for both patients and providers. This product serves as a nasal interface, an oral interface, and a combination of the two. The design of the Hybrid promotes patient comfort by eliminating pressure points on the forehead and across the bridge of the nose. A built-in chin flap gently supports the chin, ensuring optimal performance. Each individual package contains all of the components required to properly size the patient, which eliminates the inconvenience of opening multiple masks to get the right fit. (800) 399-1039; www.hudsonrci.com
ResMed Corp, San Diego, introduces the VPAP™ III ST-A bilevel flow generator with the Mirage Kidsta™ nasal mask, the first positive airway pressure (PAP) system cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in pediatric patients, according to the company. The Mirage Kidsta offers dual-wall cushion technology and unobtrusive design for maximum comfort and ease of use. Combined with the VPAP III ST-A, ResMed’s complete therapy solution is safe and effective. (800) 424-0737; www.resmed.com
Hans Rudolph Inc (HRI), Kansas City, Mo, has made available the new 7600 Vmask, an Oro-Nasal (Full Face) CPAP/BiLevel Mask, which can be tightened or loosened in the middle of the night without affecting the integrity of the leak-free seal, because there is no hard frame or thin seal. All five sizes of the mask are made of a single piece of soft silicone that fits under the chin and are equipped with a new foam-type quick-release headgear with Easy-Release™ clips. The new optional button-on soft silicone rubber  Sensa Seal™ adds five more half sizes. The complete mask is made of dishwasher-safe materials. This reusable, durable mask assembly has a warranty that will outlive the replacement period. (800) 456-6695; www.rudolphkc.com
AEIOMed, Minneapolis, brings flexibility to CPAP therapy with a truly compact portable system. Everest™ is an integrated CPAP system with optional heated humidifier, rechargeable battery, and Headrest™ with nasal seal. A fundamental part of the Everest Integrated CPAP system, the Headrest with nasal seal provides a stable and unobtrusive interface, resulting in increased compliance—each patient is sure to find the perfect fit™. AEIOMed believes that emphasizing customer-driven design focused on comfort, portability, and ease of use removes excuses for noncompliance, making patients more likely to enjoy the healthful, restorative benefits of CPAP therapy. (866) 722-2507; www.aeiomed.com
Invacare Corp, Elyria, Ohio, introduces the Invacare® Polaris™ EX™ CPAP with SoftX™ Technology. Designed to increase patient compliance, the Polaris EX CPAP is equipped with a revolutionary technology called SoftX, named for the soft exhalation sensation it creates. SoftX makes breathing with CPAP feel natural and more comfortable for patients. The touchpad with illuminated LCD on top of the unit provides convenient access to simple operation and setup for both patients and clinicians. The Polaris EX CPAP is designed to be integrated for use with the Invacare Polaris EX Heated Humidifier. (800) 333-6900; www.invacare.com