CPAP and Interface
Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, announces the release of the ComfortCurve nasal interface system. As the newest addition to the Comfort Series, the ComfortCurve provides a less invasive, more complete, and lifestyle-oriented form of airway delivery. The ComfortCurve nasal interface system features an innovative cushion that cradles the nose and delivers a dispersed flow of airway pressure. The cushion is supported by two ergonomic and adjustable cheek pads that further eliminate nostril irritation, pressure, or pulling commonly caused by pillows or prongs-based products. The ComfortCurve comes complete with three cushion sizes (S, M, L), headgear, and an exclusive tubing system that is approved for all Respironics sleep therapy devices including REMstar® Systems with C-FlexTM, BiPAP® Pro Systems with Bi-Flex®, and REMstar Auto-CPAP Systems. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.
ResMed Corp, Poway, Calif, provides mask technology for hospital use. Quick to fit and easy to use, ResMed disposable masks and circuits are the cost-effective solution for clinical use. Products are distributed exclusively by Cardinal Health, McGaw Park, Ill. For more information, contact your Cardinal or ResMed sales rep, or call the Cardinal Resource Center at (800) 637-1500. ResMed can be reached at (800) 424-0737; www.resmed.com.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Laguna Hills, Calif, offers the all-new SleepStyle 200 Series CPAP, an improved and versatile range of standard and integrated CPAP systems that achieve better commercial, clinical, and patient care results. Fisher & Paykel Healthcares advanced Ambient Tracking PLUS technology ensures that rainout does not develop in the CPAP tubing and provides adequate humidity even when faced with excessive flow from mask or mouth leaks. The SleepStyle 200 Series CPAP includes an increased pressure range and a new ergonomic design with intuitive navigation menu. (800) 446-3908; www.fphcare.com.
DeVilbiss, a division of Sunrise Medical, Longmont, Colo, introduces the FlexSet mask, providing nasal CPAP users with a modular and easy-to-use nasal CPAP interface. The FlexSet features self-anchoring headgear that allows users to put on the headgear without applying the mask, dual nose bridge pivot points for expanded positioning, Soft Breathe-O-Prene® foam forehead pad to minimize forehead indentation and increase comfort, hose connection swivel that rotates 360 degrees or can be locked in an upright position, two quick disconnectsone on the mask bridge and the other on the hose swiveland clipless sliding headgear that makes the mask easy to put on and keeps the mask centered on the face. The DeVilbiss FlexSet mask is also dishwasher safe and provides four interchangeable cushion options that can quickly and easily interface with the FlexSet frame. (800) 333-4000; www.sunrisemedical.com.
Invacare, Elyria, Ohio, brings innovative design and reliable performance with the Polaris EX CPAP. Coupled with its one-button operation and low noise level, the device is perfect for both patients and clinicians. Based on extensive patient input, the Invacare Twilight Mask was created to use with the Polaris. Comfort is inherent in the Twilights design, as demonstrated by the masks features and simplicity. (800) 333-6900; www.invacare.com.
AEIOMed Inc, Minneapolis, introduces the aura integrated CPAP system, an innovative breakthrough in CPAP design. The system integrates the CPAP device, optional heated humidifier, and rechargeable battery all in a compact and elegant design. More than just headgear, the aura Headrest provides superior stability for the nasal interface seal. The interface seal itself is small and flexible, touching only the nostrils. The aura integrated CPAP system emphasizes comfort, ease of use, and portability, eliminating excuses for noncompliant behavior. The aura system offers patients with sleep disordered breathing a complete and comfortable CPAP experience. (866) 722-2507; www.aeiomed.com.
Hans Rudolph Inc, Kansas City, Mo, offers the 7600 Series Vmask or VIP 76 steam autoclavable, pasteurizable, liquid chemical, and dishwasher-safe Oro-Nasal (Full Face) CPAP Mask. The mask fits under the patients chin, preventing it from riding up the patients face and maintaining a leak-free comfortable fit. This silicone rubber facemask conforms to the patients face curves and does not have a hard plastic frame, which can cause pressure sores. It is available in five sizes and has two sizes of quick-release headgear with new Easy-Release clips. The New Sensa Seal optional button-on, second-layer seal membrane prevents unwanted leaks to the eyes and adds five more sizes. This reusable and very durable mask assembly also has a warranty that will outlive the replacement period. (800) 456-6695; www.rudolphkc.com.
VIASYS Healthcare Inc, Conshohocken, Pa, offers the Orion. Quality is assured with the Orions advanced motor and impeller design for the most exact pressure delivery. Pressure settings can be changed from 4 cm to 18 cm H2O in 0.5 cm H2O increments. The built-in compliance meter automatically tracks hours of patient use, not just hours of operation. The noise level, at less than 32 dBA RMS, makes it one of the quietest CPAPs on the market. The Orion CPAP unit (black) comes with interchangeable faceplates available in rosewood, green marble, and blue granite. Added features include the Universal Power Supply (90 V to 230 V) with no external fuses to change, making it convenient when traveling; selectable altitude adjustment from 0 to 9,000 feet without calibration; and choice of 0 to 20 minutes of ramp time in 5-minute intervals. (866) 4VIASYS; www.viasyshealthcare.com.
Puritan Bennett® , Pleasanton, Calif, introduces the GoodKnight® 425 Bi-Level® device. The GoodKnight 425 gives clinicians a new choice for treating obstructive respiratory sleep disorders. Weighing just 1.5 pounds, the device provides patients requiring bi-level pressure the benefits of the worlds smallest, lightest sleep therapy device. The GoodKnight 425 device delivers two pressure levels in response to inspiratory and expiratory efforts with ultra-quiet operation. It is easy to pack for travel, and it includes convenient features such as automatic altitude compensation, an optional cigarette lighter adapter, and a portable battery pack. (800) 463-4000; www.puritanbennett.com.