Inspire Medical Systems scores win with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Inspire Medical Systems – creator of a pacemaker-like system to treat obstructive sleep apnea – said today that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Evidence Street issued a positive assessment of Inspire therapy to its members. BCBSA is a national federation of 36 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The report from BCBSA, according to Inspire (Maple Grove, Minn.), found sufficient evidence that an Inspire-type therapy provided meaningful improvement in the net health outcome for sleep apnea patients falling under certain criteria: over 22 years old (as well as 10- to 21-year-olds with Down’s syndrome), moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP failure or inability to tolerate CPAP, body mass index equal or less than ≤ 35 kg/m2 in adults, and a favorable pattern of palatal collapse. “This positive assessment demonstrates the strength of the clinical evidence for Inspire therapy and is an important step forward in securing coverage from health insurance providers in the BCBS affiliate network,” Inspire Medical Systems CEO Tim Herbert said in a news release. “This positive Evidence Street assessment for Inspire therapy will provide us with key support in our ongoing discussions with BCBS companies that relate to positive coverage decisions in the future,” Herbert said. “The positive review further validates the benefits of Inspire therapy, and we continue to believe that our growing body of cli...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation News Well Blue Cross Blue Shield Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Reimbursement sleep apnea Source Type: news

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Conditions:   Apnea, Obstructive Sleep;   Obesity Intervention:   Device: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Sponsor:   Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Our data are in accordance with previous findings outlining that N + insomniacs have higher PSQI scores than N-. Our results do not confirm the suggested association between napping and depressive or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Conversely, we found a statistically significant difference (p = 0.0014) in EAT scores in N + and N-. Hyperarousal and REM sleep instability in insomniac patients may create an unbalance of the neuroendocrine hypothalamic regulation leading to an appetite alteration. PMID: 31790624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS In middle-aged and elderly individuals without CKD, arterial stiffness determined by obesity, dyslipidemia and increased pulse pressure, was significantly associated with increased serum levels of cystatin C. PMID: 31793519 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Condition:   Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Interventions:   Drug: Liraglutide (Saxenda) 6Mg/Ml Inj Pen 3Ml;   Device: Continuous positive airway pressure treatment;   Combination Product: Liraglutide and CPAP Sponsors:   St Vincent's University Hospital, Ireland;   University College Dublin;   Health Research Board, Ireland Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: December 2020Source: Japanese Dental Science Review, Volume 56, Issue 1Author(s): Kazumichi Sato, Tsuneya NakajimaSummaryThe purpose of this review was to present the currently available information on oral appliance (OA) therapy for dentists, especially clinic-based dentists, to aid them in performing this treatment for the management of symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The clinical research evidence comprised of systematic reviews concerned with the mandibular advancement oral appliance (OAm). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is superior to OA therapy in improving OSA symptoms. It is...
Source: Japanese Dental Science Review - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic progressive disorder with high mortality and morbidity rate, associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD), especially heart failure (HF). The pathophysiological changes related to OSA can directly affect the diastolic function of the left ventricle. Objectives: To assess the association of the risk of OSA, evaluated by the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ), and echocardiographic (ECHO) parameters related to diastolic dysfunction in individuals without HF assisted in primary care. Methods: A cross-sectional study that included 354 individuals (51% women) aged 45 years...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic progressive disorder with high mortality and morbidity rate, associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD), especially heart failure (HF). The pathophysiological changes related to OSA can directly affect the diastolic function of the left ventricle. Objectives: To assess the association of the risk of OSA, evaluated by the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ), and echocardiographic (ECHO) parameters related to diastolic dysfunction in individuals without HF assisted in primary care. Methods: A cross-sectional study that included 354 individuals (51% women) aged 45 years...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common indication for adenotonsillectomy in children. Home-based sleep oximetry continues to be used in the diagnosis of pediatric OSA despite a lack of correlation wi...
Source: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Original research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: In our study, it was concluded that the level of knowledge about OSAS in the society was not sufficient and that the society had to be informed about this disease which has serious complications and awareness should be established.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsData suggest that patients with insomnia and sleep apnea, compared to patients with only sleep apnea, presented higher left high-frequency rhythms during pre-sleep wakefulness and R sleep stage, and may be for increased emotional and cognitive-related activity, while in stage N1, presented higher left delta power, which suggest some slowing after sleep deprivation.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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