Sleep and respiratory care

Sleep & Respiratory Newsletter

May 2018

In this issue

Strides and challenges: a reality check on efforts to educate and empower COPD patients 

 

A paper published1 in March 2018 in Respiratory Care details insights that help shed light on the industry’s efforts to educate and inform COPD patients. The survey suggests a gap between what patients claim to know about COPD and what they actually may know. Most surveyed claim to understand the disease and available treatments, but less than half indicated they understood what causes COPD and the typical symptoms.

 

Knowledge is power

The survey suggests a gap between what patients claim to know about COPD and what they actually may know. Most surveyed claim to understand the disease and available treatments, but less than half indicated they understood what causes COPD and the typical symptoms. 

And to all a good night: new insights on how we sleep

 

In recognition of World Sleep Day 2018, Philips has published insights from a survey conducted by Harris Poll, which looks at how people sleep in 13 countries (Australia, Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, UK, and U.S.A).2 Sleep is the top factor cited that has the most significant impact on overall health and well-being in nine out of 13 countries surveyed.

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Philips celebrates World Sleep Day
Events

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Philips attends the American Thoracic Society Conference 2018. A recap of the event will be made available in an upcoming newsletter issue.

May 19-24 in San Diego

Poster sessions:

  • “Modulators Of Nocturnal Hypoxemia In Patients With Heart Failure And/or COPD - A Multicentre Retrospective Analysis.” May 20 @ 9:15 AM
  • “Cost-Effectiveness of HOT-HMV for Treatment of COPD.” May 20 @ 2:15 PM
  • “ASV Meta-analysis” by Dr. Sai Parthasarathy. May 21
  • "Sleep-related Breathing Disorders Are Not Associated With Elevated Daytime Sleepiness In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease And/or Systolic Heart Failure." May 22 @ 9:15 AM
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Technology spotlight

Philips Care Orchestrator Essence: Essential patient information – delivered right on your desktop

Essential patient information

Introducing Philips Care Orchestrator Essence is 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. Plus, it allows the ability to manage a patient’s prescription through the use of an SD memory card.

 

With CO Essence, users can remotely assess certain patient data3 to help identify patients who have experienced a change and may need extra attention. Plus, it allows the ability to manage a patient’s prescription through the use of an SD memory card. Users can also view and monitor the devices assigned to individual patients, with real-time access to important measurement parameters.  CO Essence works with most Philips sleep therapy and NIV devices, and operates “offline” and independent of a cloud-based environment. The article continues to detail the clinical and workflow benefits of this new software solution.

Dreamwear full face CPAP mask freedom to move

Changing the face of sleep apnea: DreamWear Full face mask

The new DreamWear Full face mask brings patients more freedom of choice and increased flexibility. Designed based on clinical and patient insights, it provides individuals who tend to breathe through their mouth the ability to easily switch between nasal and oro-nasal cushions and comfortably sleep in any position they want.

 

Designed based on clinical and patient insights, it provides individuals who tend to breathe through their mouth the ability to easily switch between nasal and oro-nasal cushions and comfortably sleep in any position they want.

 

The article introduces DreamWear Full face mask ― the latest innovation in Philips’ Dream Family suite of sleep and respiratory solutions to enhance patient care and quality of life by connecting and supporting both the patients and provider.

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COPD event in Netherlands; history, treatment, future and more

About the survey: A multiple-choice online survey, developed by a steering committee of American Thoracic Society clinicians and scientists. Article published in RESPIRATORY CARE Paper in Press. Published on March 20, 2018 as DOI: 10.4187/respcare.05715.Authors: Rajiv Dhand MD, Donald A Mahler MD, Brian Carlin MD, Nicola Hanania MD MSc,Jill Ohar MD, Victor Pinto-Plata MD MSc, Tina Shah MD MPH, David Eubanks EdD RRT, and Sidney S Braman MD

2 For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Meredith Amoroso at meredith.amoroso@philips.com.

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