Diagnosis and treatment
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Diagnosis and treatment

ResMed is in the business of breathing.

We’re here to partner with you so that you can continue to give your patients the best possible care.

Learn more about ResMed’s treatment options for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and respiratory insufficiency associated with other conditions.

Your patient might have difficulty breathing as a result of a greater medical condition—like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Neuromuscular Disease (NMD)—and may need the help of a ventilator to breathe. Learn more about ResMed’s range of therapy options for invasive and noninvasive ventilation to suit a broad range of patients and care settings.

Respiratory care therapies

The goal of ventilation in respiratory care.

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ResMed NIV Solutions

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) provides ventilatory support to patients who suffer from respiratory insufficiency.

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Neuromuscular disease

NMD is a broad term that encompasses many diseases and ailments that impair the functioning of the muscles either directly via intrinsic muscle pathology, or indirectly via nerve pathology.

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OHS

Learn more about Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: how to recognise the symptoms in your patients; ResMed's treatment solution; and documented patient outcomes.

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Ventilation for paediatric patients

Learn more about ResMed's ventilation solutions for paediatric patients: the special considerations, the ideal treatment solution and documented patient outcomes.

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Chest wall disorders

Learn more chest wall disorders: how to recognise them in your patients; ResMed's treatment solution; and documented patient outcomes.

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COPD

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

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ResMed gives you easy access to the tools you need, to screen your patients for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), request a sleep study, and get them diagnosed. Learn more about the different types of sleep apnea; suggested links to other significant health conditions (like type 2 diabetes); and ResMed’s range of treatment options.

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Common symptoms of sleep disorders

The first sign of a sleep disorder is snoring, even though many patients won’t identify that as a sign of something more serious. There are other common symptoms too.

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Types of sleep-disordered breathing

There are three main types of sleep-disordered breathing which are manifested in sleep apnea. Discovering the specific differences between them can help you recognise how best to treat your patients.

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Comorbidities

Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of other significant health conditions. Find out how treating your patients’ sleep apnea can improve their overall health.

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Screening and diagnosis

If you suspect a patient may have sleep disordered breathing (SDB), this three step screening process for SDB can get your patient on the path to getting diagnosed.

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Sleep apnea treatment options

Learn more about CPAP therapy – the sleep apnea treatment regarded as the gold standard – as well as alternative treatment options.

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Patient adherence and replenishment

Adherence to therapy can be the biggest challenge for patients with sleep apnea. Comfortable equipment, proper replacement, follow-up and education are critical to helping patients adapt to and stay on therapy.

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Equipment replacement

Learn how to educate your patients on the importance of timely equipment replacement and how critical it is to the success of their sleep apnea therapy.

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Patients can find it reassuring to read about the therapy journeys of other patients.

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Barry's story

It was Barry’s wife Margaret who spurred him into action to seek treatment from his doctor for what turned out to be sleep apnea.

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Brian's story

Brian initially underwent exceptionally painful throat surgery to combat his sleep apnea — but it was not successful. He is now on positive airway pressure therapy, and uses an S9 device. Brian is a very energetic and dynamic personality with plenty of get up and go. As a successful businessman, he travels overseas regularly for work and leads a full and active life.

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Diana’s story

Diana didn’t fit the usual stereotype of a person with sleep apnea.

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Kevin’s story

After a serious car accident with his wife Sue in the vehicle, Kevin couldn't ignore his snoring and daytime sleepiness any longer.

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Matt’s story

Matt had felt tired for over a decade. His partner slept deeply and didn’t notice that he stopped breathing on average 34 times an hour.

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