ResMed Expands COPD Offering

ResMed welcomed positive results from the independent Home Oxygen Therapy- Home Mechanical Ventilation (HOT-HMV) study[i] regarding the benefits of home non-invasive ventilation (NIV). Portable oxygen therapy, remote monitoring technology and home NIV are key components of ResMed’s COPD management offering.

The HOT-HMV study shows that the addition of home NIV to home oxygen therapy improves admission-free survival in hypercapnic COPD patients (those with high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood) following a life-threatening exacerbation of COPD requiring acute NIV.1 This includes an increase in patients’ median (hospital) admission-free survival from 1.4 months in the group receiving HOT only, to 4.3 months in the group receiving HOT plus home NIV, with an adjusted hazard ratio of 0.49 (0.31-0.77); p=0.002.

ResMed home NIV solutions are also connected to AirView™, ResMed’s cloud-based patient management system, which ensures healthcare professionals can remotely identify patients in need of attention, make informed treatment decisions and deliver timely interventions. In addition to helping physicians better manage COPD patients on home NIV, AirView also enables home care providers to optimise business efficiencies and allows them to focus existing resources on high-value activities. Resmed’s cloud-connected ventilators provide peace of mind to patients and their families and help improve their overall experience living with COPD.

A press release can be found from ResMed website.

Masimo continuous respiration rate Monitor CE approved

Masimo announced the CE Marking of RAS-45, a single-use adult and pediatric acoustic respiration sensor for rainbow Acoustic Monitoring® (RAM) of respiration rate (RRa®).

Continuous monitoring of respiration rate is especially important for post-surgical patients receiving patient-controlled analgesia for pain management. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and The Joint Commission recommend continuous oxygenation and ventilation monitoring for all patients receiving opioid-based pain medications.1,2 RAM noninvasively and continuously measures respiration rate using an innovative adhesive sensor with an integrated acoustic transducer, such as Masimo’s RAS-125c and now RAS-45, that is applied to the patient’s neck. Using acoustic signal processing that leverages Masimo’s breakthrough Signal Extraction Technology (SET®), the respiratory signal is separated and processed to display continuous acoustic respiration rate (RRa). RRa has been shown to be accurate, easy-to-use, and reliable, and to enhance patient compliance.RRa may facilitate earlier detection of respiratory compromise and patient distress, offering a breakthrough in patient safety for post-surgical patients and for procedures requiring conscious sedation.

RAS-45 is designed to facilitate placement on and improve attachment to the neck, but with a smaller adhesive profile than the RAS-125c. It is flexible and uses a transparent adhesive. Like the RAS-125c, it operates with Masimo MX technology boards to measure RRa and display the acoustic respiration wave form. RAS-45 maintains the same performance parameters, range, and accuracy specifications as RAS-125c. Both sensors are for patients who weigh more than 10 kg.

Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo, commented, “RAM harnesses the power of our breakthrough signal processing technology, using Masimo SET® and rainbow® technologies, and applies those achievements to a respiratory measurement derived from the sound of breathing. Studies have found that RAM RRa is more sensitive to detecting respiratory pause5 and yet easier for clinicians and patients to use.

A press release can be found from Masimo Website.