Worldwide, more than 100 million people have obstructive sleep apnea1,2 (OSA), with recent research revealing that a significant percentage of these patients suffer from more complex sleep-disordered breathing3. Chronic respiratory illness impacts a significant population worldwide, with an estimated 65 million suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)4, and even more suffering from specific respiratory insufficiencies due to other chronic or neuromuscular diseases, all requiring unique therapy. To address the varying needs of these complex disorders, Philips designed the DreamStation Advanced Therapies BiPAP autoSV and AVAPS devices. Built on sophisticated, clinically-proven algorithms, BiPAP autoSV aims to deliver optimal ventilation with minimal intervention so patients experience comfortable, restful sleep, while BiPAP AVAPS is designed to deliver effective and comfortable ventilation therapy so patients can experience an improved quality of life.
"Treating patients with complex breathing disorders is not always straightforward, and every patient has unique therapy needs that can change night to night," said Mark D'Angelo, sleep therapy business leader, Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care. "In addition to medical support, they require guidance and encouragement. With these updates to our Dream Family, we can provide individualized support for a wider range patients and empower clinicians to deliver the most efficient and best care possible."
As with all Dream Family solutions, the DreamStation Advanced Therapies are fully-integrated through Philips Encore Anywhere patient management tool. This connectivity provides automated support for the patient's specific and changing needs as well as remote monitoring capabilities support for physicians, durable medical equipment (DME) providers and caretakers to intervene when needed to minimalize adverse events.
Currently available in in select markets including France, Australia, and the United States, the devices are expected to become available globally by the end of 2017. The Philips Dream Family of products launched in 2015 as a full suite of sleep solutions that connect and support the patient, clinician, and homecare provider to enhance patient care and quality of life. With the launch of DreamStation Advanced Therapies AVAPS device, Philips expands the Dream Family to feature respiratory solutions.
1"Sleep Apnea: Epidemiology." Sleepdex. http://www.sleepdex.org/epidemiologyapnea.htm. Accessed December 2016.
2Jean Bousquet and Nikolai Khaltaev et. al. (2007). Global surveillance, prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases: a comprehensive approach. Retrieved December 2016 from World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/gard/publications/GARD%20Book%202007.pdf?ua=1
3"The 3 Types of Sleep Apnea Explained: Obstructive, Central and Mixed." Alaska Sleep Clinic. http://www.alaskasleep.com/blog/types-of-sleep-apnea-explained-obstructive-central-mixed. January 28, 2015.
4"Burden of COPD." World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/respiratory/copd/burden/en/. Accessed December 2016.