Breathe Round Table

NIOV System – Transforming Patient Lives

Working for a medical device company that provides unique therapies that can have major positive impact on patients’ lives has many benefits. The main one is hearing from our patients about how our device changes their quality of lives. We have decided to occasionally share some of these moving and heart-warming voices in this section with you with hopes of increasing awareness and demonstrating how the NIOV System is helping patients living with respiratory insufficiency.

Patient Voices (Video): NIOV makes breathing easier for Robert

American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) publishes article on the NIOV System

The month of August has been a great month for the exposure of the NIOV System in clinical and patient communities.

The American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) published a peer-reviewed article by Porszasz et al., regarding the clinical effectiveness of the NIOV System to reduce dyspnea (shortness of breath), while significantly prolonging exercise endurance time and improving oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels in 15 COPD patients. This clinical research paper showed that COPD patients using the NIOV System were able to exercise 245% longer as compared to breathing on regular air (17.6 mins on NIOV vs. 5.5 min on air). When compared to traditional oxygen therapy, the NIOV System improved exercise endurance by 54% (11.4 mins on O2 therapy vs. 17.6 mins on NIOV). The patients’ heart rate and respiratory rate were also markedly reduced while using the NIOV system. Patients also reported significant improvement in their dyspnea score while at rest using the NIOV System.

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NIOV Oxygen Regulator with the hose and cylinder

Answers on NIOV Gas Source, Regulator, and Oxygen Consumption

When clinicians and patients first start learning about NIOV their questions often center around the gas source and its consumption. The NIOV System requires a 50-psi (with a minimum flow of 28 LPM) oxygen gas source to operate.

If you plan on using an oxygen cylinder as a gas source with the NIOV, a 50-psi regulator can be provided with the NIOV System or purchased from a third party vendor. The oxygen regulator provided with the NIOV System works with most oxygen cylinders (excluding the H-cylinder). If you decide to purchase your regulator from a third-party vendor, make sure that the regulator meets the NIOV System’s specifications.

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Breathe Technologies Sleep System Receives FDA Clearance

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (May 30th 2013) Breathe Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative medical devices for people with respiratory conditions today announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its Sleep System (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP & Interface) in the US for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The Breathe Sleep System utilizes miniaturized technologies coupled with user-centric design to provide a new therapeutic solution for patients with OSA.

“Reaching this milestone ahead of schedule is a testament to the expertise of our world-class  team,” said Larry Mastrovich, CEO of Breathe Technologies. “Our approach to respiratory care is centered on improving patients’ quality of life. Based on extensive research with patients and clinicians, we have designed a clinically effective system with unique features.”

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