Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd, Tonawanda, NY, recently introduced the Snore-Aid® Intermediate, a prefabricated diagnostic and interim appliance for treating snoring to mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Snore-Aid Intermediate provides a convenient, cost-effective method for sleep specialists to assess the effectiveness of a laboratory custom oral appliance. It is also designed to be used by dentists as an interim device until a custom appliance can be made or repaired.(800) 828-7626; fax: (716) 695-0810; email: [email protected]; www.greatlakesortho.com.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Laguna Hills, Calif, world leaders in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) heated humidification, now offers the full CPAP solution with the introduction of the Aclaim™ Nasal Mask. The mask addresses the problems of mask leak and discomfort with the introduction of four unique features. The Glider allows the headgear to move independently of the mask, preventing leaks as users change position during sleep. The bias flow Diffuser prevents cold drafts and mask noise for both CPAP user and partner, and the unique combination of foam and silicone seals adds comfort and fit. To reduce inventory, the Aclaim is supplied with both size options in each box. (800) 446-3908; fax (949) 470-3933; www.fphcare.com.
Radiometer America Inc, Westlake, Ohio, launches the TCM™400, a fully portable, multi-channel transcutaneous oxygen monitor, which can simultaneously monitor up to six different sites on a patient. The TCM400 has an easy-to-read, large 61¼2-inch color touch-screen display and intuitive Windows® CE operating system. The TCM400 also offers valuable data management capabilities where patient trends can be displayed and printed in both graphical and tabular formats. In addition, data can easily be stored or exported to a PC for further analysis. (800) 736-0600; www.radiometeramerica.com.
Grass-Telefactor Product Group, Astro-Med Inc, West Warwick, RI, announces a newly designed digital polysomnograph (PSG) for monitoring patients with sleep disorders. Called the Aurora™ PSG, the system combines compact, high-performance amplifiers with a powerful, yet easy-to-use software program called Gamma® for recording and analysis. The compact 32-channel amplifier system is capable of recording and interfacing all bioelectric PSG signals. Grass-designed, Windows® 98/NT Gamma PSG software, supplied with each system, allows the recording of polysomnographic signals in real time, with rapid, accurate scoring. (877) 472-7779; www.grass-telefactor.com.
ResMed, San Diego, a manufacturer and developer of products for treating sleep-disordered breathing, recently announced the release of the latest addition to its HumidAire® family—the HumidAire upgradable passover humidifier. This new HumidAire humidification system adds a cold passover option to the existing heated system, allowing home health care specialists to develop the systems to meet individual patients’ needs. (858) 747-2252; www.resmed.com.
Bio-Logic Systems Corp, Mundelein, Ill, announces the Netlink data acquisition system. Netlink’s features allow the controls to be operated at a patient’s bedside or from the monitoring room. Studies can be stopped, or electrode impedance testing can be performed. Netlink also offers an electrode test device for enhanced quality control. Netlink processes all signals and features a built-in oximeter and inputs that accept standard connections to commonly used accessories and external devices. It has 32 AC channels and eight DC channels, and can record a wide range of physiological functions including EEG, ECG, EMG, EOG, SaO2, heart rate, CO2 esophageal pressure, CPAP pressure, air flow, leg movements, and effort. (800) 323-8326 ext 700; www.bio-logic.com.