WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2019)––The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation's leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies—commends a bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives that will help ensure America’s most vulnerable respiratory patients receive uninterrupted access to the non-invasive ventilators (NIV) they need to live.
NEW YORK (February 12, 2018)—Jeremy Orr, MD, of University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the new ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) in COPD.
ResMed is a provider of NIV devices for treating COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in the home and hospital.
Dr. Orr’s $100,000 award will support his research focused on the impact of noninvasive ventilation on cardiovascular biomarkers in COPD.
TUCSON, Ariz. (July 10, 2017)—COPD hospitalizations are at an all-time high. The 30-day readmission rate for patients ranges from 20 to 39 percent, with related health care costs at an estimated $50 billion. A recently published study, funded by Royal Philips, revealed that although positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy was associated with a reduction in hospitalization, more than 92 percent of patients studied were not receiving it in any form.
AMSTERDAM (June 16, 2016)—Philips Respironics, a business of Royal Philips, introduced the Wisp Pediatric Nasal Mask, which supports non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and is the most recent addition to the Wisp family of masks. Designed specifically for children, the Wisp Pediatric Nasal Mask features a child-friendly giraffe fabric pattern, a modified cushion curvature and support tools to help provide a positive experience for young patients and their families.