Diagnosis and treatment

ResMed is in the business of breathing.

We’re here to partner with you so you can continue to give your patients the best possible care. Learn more about ResMed’s treatment options for respiratory insufficiency associated with other conditions.

Learn more about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): how to recognize the symptoms in your patients; ResMed’s treatment solution; and documented patient outcomes.

COPD overview

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases in which breathing is severely restricted because of lung damage and inflammation, usually as a result of tobacco smoke. In non-smokers, COPD may be caused by occupational exposure to smoke, dust or chemicals.

COPD-OSA overlap syndrome

Overlap syndrome is a term used to describe the coexistence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and COPD, and was first coined by researcher David Flenley when he estimated that this association of two common diseases probably involved many patients.

Treating COPD with NIV

Hypercapnic patients (characterized by increased levels of CO2 in the blood) are primary candidates for non-invasive ventilation (NIV) as it seeks to improve the patient’s CO2 exchange and support the work of breathing when the patient's own physiology cannot do so effectively.

ResMed’s NIV technologies

We offer end-to-end NIV solutions – combining a comprehensive range of ventilators with AirView™ remote monitoring and the #1 mask brand preferred by patients .

How can we help you manage your COPD patient population?

We will work with you to identify which patients are appropriate for NIV therapy, and provide tools to help you monitor your COPD population – particularly in the critical 30 days post-hospital discharge. Complete the form below to contact us and learn how we can help you provide better care for your COPD patient population.

Learn more about neuromuscular disease (NMD) including how to recognize the symptoms in your patients, ResMed’s treatment solution, and documented patient outcomes.

What is NMD

Neuromuscular disease (NMD) is a broad term that encompasses many diseases and ailments that impair muscle function, either directly via intrinsic muscle pathology, or indirectly via nerve pathology.

Treatment options

Treating a patient with respiratory failure caused by NMD can help alleviate some of the symptoms of poor respiration.

Treatment options

Treatment options

Treating a patient with respiratory failure caused by NMD can help alleviate some of the symptoms of poor respiration.

Getting the most out of therapy

Getting the most out of therapy

How your patients can get the most out of NIV therapy.

Equipment replacement

Educate your patients on the importance of timely equipment replacement and how critical it is to the success of their therapy.

Equipment replacement

Equipment replacement

Educate your patients on the importance of timely equipment replacement and how critical it is to the success of their therapy.

Patient outcomes

Patient outcomes

NIV has been shown to improve daytime arterial blood gases and the symptoms associated with respiratory failure for NMD patients.

Learn more about obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) including how to recognize the symptoms in your patients, ResMed’s treatment solution, and documented patient outcomes.

What is OHS?

OHS is defined as chronic daytime hypercapnia in obese patients after ruling out any other causes of hypoventilation.

Why treat OHS?

Learn about obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).

Why treat OHS?

Why treat OHS?

Learn about obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).

Treatment options for obesity hypoventilation syndrome

Treatment options for obesity hypoventilation syndrome

Recommended treatment options for OHS include controlled weight loss and noninvasive ventilation.

Patient outcomes

There are many positive outcomes for OHS patients being treated with NIV including improved blood gases during the night, relieved ventilatory muscles and positive effect on lung function.

Patient outcomes

Patient outcomes

There are many positive outcomes for OHS patients being treated with NIV including improved blood gases during the night, relieved ventilatory muscles and positive effect on lung function.

Getting the most out of therapy

Getting the most out of therapy

Adhering to therapy is critical for patients receiving noninvasive ventilation.

Equipment replacement

Take the time to educate your patients on knowing how and when to replace components of their products, and how this relates to comfort and therapy effectiveness.

Equipment replacement

Equipment replacement

Take the time to educate your patients on knowing how and when to replace components of their products, and how this relates to comfort and therapy effectiveness.

Learn more chest wall disorders including how to recognize it in your patients, ResMed’s treatment solution, and documented patient outcomes.

What are chest wall disorders?

Chest wall disorders are a group of thoracic deformities that result in inefficient coupling between the respiratory muscles and the thoracic cage.

Treating respiratory failure associated with chest wall disorders

Chest wall disorders are a group of thoracic deformities that result in inefficient coupling between the respiratory mu scles and the thoracic cage.

Treating respiratory failure associated with chest wall disorders

Treating respiratory failure associated with chest wall disorders

Chest wall disorders are a group of thoracic deformities that result in inefficient coupling between the respiratory mu scles and the thoracic cage.

Patient outcomes

Patient outcomes

NIV has been shown to improve daytime arterial blood gases and the symptoms associated with respiratory failure in patients with a chest wall disorder.

Getting the most out of ventilation therapy

iVAPS technology can help patients with a chest wall disorder get the most out of ventilation therapy.

Getting the most out of ventilation therapy

Getting the most out of ventilation therapy

iVAPS technology can help patients with a chest wall disorder get the most out of ventilation therapy.

Equipment replacement

Equipment replacement

Take the time to educate your patients on when and how to replace components of their products, and how this relates to comfort and therapy effectiveness.