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Sleep & Respiratory Newsletter

June 2018

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Satellite Symposium: noninvasive COPD screening of expiratory flow limitation within home therapy


Symposium sponsored by Philips Respironics

ERCA–JIVD 3rd Joint International Meeting, Lyon, France, March 2018


Tidal expiratory flow (EFL) limitation can occur in COPD patients when they exercise, or in more severe cases, when they aren’t exercising  – in either case creating  what is sometimes described as a “severe mechanical constraint.”1


Recently Peter Calverley and Raffaele L. Dellacà led a symposium to discuss tidal expiratory flow limitation and its effects, how to measure it noninvasively and effectively, and how using ventilators to minimize tidal EFL can produce physiological improvements. Along the way, they emphasis the importance of understanding respiratory physiology and respiratory mechanics.

Taking medication

Take a Breath: Performance of Mesh Nebulizers


Treating patients with COPD effectively can be a challenge. With their ability to literally take a breath acutely impaired, how can we help them get the right dose of inhaled bronchodilators? What kinds of devices might work better?


The dose delivered by the InnoSpire Go mesh nebulizer was relatively unaffected by peak inhalation flow when tested using simulated breathing patterns with an I:E ratio representative of patients with severe COPD.

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Philips expands its Sleep & Respiratory Care portfolio with the acquisition of NightBalance

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September 15 - 19

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Some facts about Care Orchestrator essence

Some facts about Care Orchestrator Essence

Philips recently launched Care Orchestrator Essence — a desktop-based solution designed to allow clinicians the ability to interact with therapy data, and quickly locate areas of interest, to support fast and efficient care for sleep apnea and respiratory patients. Our very own Philips Product Manager Kevin Erdner answers some common questions about this exciting new offering.
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Explore the world of COPD insider

Can’t get enough information about COPD? At COPD insider, industry experts and those on the front lines of patient care come together to exchange ideas and insights to drive the transformation of COPD care. The biggest challenges deconstructed. Practical solutions for the entire treatment team. The latest clinical strategies. They all live right here at COPD insider. Here’s a sampling of what you can find:


Insight such as: Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong, chief Pulmonologist and Chief Medical Liaison at Philip, discusses how emerging evidence has reinforced the use of home-based noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to treat patients with chronic hypercapnic COPD. Combination therapy has been shown to1:

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1Murphy PB, Rehal S, Arbane G, et al. Effect of home noninvasive ventilation with oxygen therapy vs oxygen therapy alone on hospital readmission or death after an acute COPD exacerbation: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2017;317(21):2177-2186.

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