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Cpap:Philips Respironics EasyLife Nasal vs Resmed SoftGel Nasal

February 26th, 2010

Cpap:Philips Respironics EasyLife Nasal vs Resmed SoftGel Nasal

What is CPAP therapy?
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. A CPAP machine provides air at a prescribed pressure through a tube and CPAP mask to a person with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. CPAP therapy provides a constant airflow which holds the airway open so that uninterrupted breathing is maintained during sleep. This eliminates sleep apnea events and allows the patient to get a restful sleep.

The pressure of the air is determined during your sleep study and your doctor will prescribe you a CPAP machine at that pressure.

CPAP therapy is traditionally provided through a nasal mask that seals around the nose. However, more innovative and comfortable options are available and advances in the delivery of CPAP therapy are continually occurring.

For instance: CPAPs with that boast FLEX or EPS technology will offer you exhalation relief. APAP, BiPAP and BiLevel machines offer various levels of pressure throughout the night and exhalation relief.

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Home Mechanical Ventilation CH 06-Clinic Visits

February 26th, 2010

Sheila Kun
Nurse Case Manager Pediatric Pulminology
skun@chla.usc.edu

CCHS
Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) or primary alveolar hypoventilation, is a respiratory disorder that is fatal if untreated. Persons afflicted with Ondine’s curse classically suffer from respiratory arrest during sleep.

Persons who have CCHS get it at birth, or develop it due to severe neurological trauma/damage to the brainstem. The diagnosis may be delayed because of variations in the severity of the manifestations or lack of awareness in the medical community, particularly in milder cases. (Chin, 2006).[1]

This very rare and serious form of central sleep apnea involves an inborn failure of autonomic control of breathing. About 1 in 200,000 live born children have the condition. In 2006, there were only about 200 known cases worldwide. In all cases, episodes of apnea occur in sleep, but in a few patients, at the most severe end of the spectrum, apnea also occurs while awake.

A persons gender or race is not a determining factor when dealing with susceptibility to CCHS. Males and females are both affected equally and a person’s ethnicity, as of this point, has been not been coincided a variable to the disease.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Options – What is CPAP Therapy

February 23rd, 2010

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The most widely utilized treatment for medium to severe apnea is continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP therapy. In many cases of mild to moderate sleep apnea oral appliance therapy and the Pillar® Procedure have been shown to provide effective relief. CPAP therapy involves a patient wearing a mask (or interface) over their nose and/or mouth during sleep. An air compressor forces air through the nose and into the airway in order to keep it open throughout the night. Allowing the patient to breathe continuously throughout the night and with a great reduction in the number of sleep apneas.

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Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment-Los Angeles

February 23rd, 2010

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatments are discussed KCAL channel 9 in Los Angeles. A non-invasive treatment called “The Full Breath Solution” is featured.

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West Hollywood Sleep Center

February 23rd, 2010

Just a goofy commercial

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Introduction To CPAP, APAP and BiPAP Machines (CPAP.com)

February 20th, 2010

http://www.cpap.com — This video is to help people understand the different types of CPAP, BiLevel or BiPaps, and Auto-Adjusting CPAPs available and the variations between them. More videos can be seen at www.cpap.com.

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How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Obstructive Sleep Apnea Complications

February 20th, 2010

Obstructive sleep apnea can lead to serious complications if it’s not addressed properly. Learn more about obstructive sleep apnea from our medical expert in this free video.

Expert: Taylor Smith
Bio: Taylor Smith, CMA, is a multifaceted Certified Medical Assistant.
Filmmaker: Doug Craig

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Diaphragm Pacing CH 05-Jim’s Story

February 20th, 2010

Sheila Kun
Nurse Case Manager Pediatric Pulminology
skun@chla.usc.edu

CCHS
Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) or primary alveolar hypoventilation, is a respiratory disorder that is fatal if untreated. Persons afflicted with Ondine’s curse classically suffer from respiratory arrest during sleep.

Persons who have CCHS get it at birth, or develop it due to severe neurological trauma/damage to the brainstem. The diagnosis may be delayed because of variations in the severity of the manifestations or lack of awareness in the medical community, particularly in milder cases. (Chin, 2006).[1]

This very rare and serious form of central sleep apnea involves an inborn failure of autonomic control of breathing. About 1 in 200,000 live born children have the condition. In 2006, there were only about 200 known cases worldwide. In all cases, episodes of apnea occur in sleep, but in a few patients, at the most severe end of the spectrum, apnea also occurs while awake.

A persons gender or race is not a determining factor when dealing with susceptibility to CCHS. Males and females are both affected equally and a person’s ethnicity, as of this point, has been not been coincided a variable to the disease.

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Cleaning and Maintaining your new SleepWeaver Soft Cloth CPAP Mask

February 17th, 2010

Learn how to Clean and Maintain your new SleepWeaver Soft Cloth CPAP mask from http://www.sleepweaver.com. Swivel Replacement, Washing your mask, Disinfection and Drying your Mask. Clinical Disinfection Directions Also Included.

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Opus 360 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask – Setup

February 14th, 2010

http://www.cpap.com — Opus 360 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask – Setup

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