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CPAP Newsletter: CPAP News Letter - Issue: 19
Yale Study: Sleep Apnea Causes Strokes
Yale University recently published the alarming results of a recent study in the The New England Journal of Medicine. In a study of 1,022 patients over age 50:
This study set off a lengthy cpaptalk.com discussion topic
which you may be interested in reading or participating in.
Respironics C-Flex vs. Resmed EPR: There Is A Difference
Many similarities exist between Respironics C-Flex and Resmed EPR but they are NOT the same thing! Both are easy
breathing, expiratory pressure reduction systems. Both decrease the pressure to the patient at the beginning of each exhalation
and both have three comfort settings. However, major differences exist in the availability and effectiveness of these features.
So, if EPR reduces the expiratory pressure by a controlled 1, 2, or 3 centimeters, what is the difference between EPR and BiPAP (tm) or Bilevel?
Respironics Releases Worlds First BiPAP Auto
Respironics has released the world's first BiPAP Auto. Wow, this new machine is a high end, feature rich joyride which
functions in four modes: BiPAP, BiPAP with Bi-Flex, BiPAP Auto and BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex. It uses the existing BiPAP
Pro 2 platform but its technology and feel suggest that the BiPAP Auto engineers have spent a lot of time with and
borrowed a lot from the market leading Respironics Auto with C-Flex.
Battery Powered CPAP Interview on cpaptalk.com
The AEIOMed Everest Aura is the world's first CPAP with its own integrated battery power pack. It is light weight and
compact, which makes it very travel friendly. You can take it camping or any place where power is limited without
worrying about size or power issues. The battery charges during normal operation and kicks in automatically if plug
in power fails. It also comes with an optional, integrated heated humidifier.
Don't Snore and Drive!
The European Respiratory Journal recently published
"Driving Simulator and Neuropsychological Testing in
OSAS (Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome) Before and
Under CPAP Therapy". The results confirm positive
airway pressure's effectiveness.
Puritan Bennett To Release GoodKnight 425 ST in January
Puritan Bennett expects to release its GoodKnight 425 ST in January. It is built into the super small 425 platform and will work with their existing heated humidifier.
Resmed Completes Launch Of S8 Line
With the release of the S8 Compact, which is the value machine in the S8 line, Resmed now offers a complete line of S8 CPAPs.
Each CPAP is small and lightweight. A new optional integrated humidifier that provides a seamless, all in one device.
Each S8 is able to perform as both a specialty travel machine and a reliable, every night machine. Here is how the S8
product line breaks down: