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Ventilators, Noninvasive Positive Pressure

Definition : Ventilators designed for noninvasive support ventilation (e.g., through a mask or mouthpiece) in spontaneously but insufficiently breathing patients, typically in the home care environment. Noninvasive positive pressure breathing (NPPB) ventilators may use one or more of several positive pressure techniques, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bi-level continuous positive airway pressure (Bi-level PAP), or volume- or pressure-targeted ventilation. These support ventilators typically consist of a unit that delivers the positive pressure and a breathing circuit including a mask (either nasal or oronasal) or a mouthpiece for external delivery of the pressurized gas to the patient; they may also include a high-flow gas source and a manometer. NPPB ventilators are intended for patients suffering from restrictive thoracic disorders (e.g., muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), central sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); they are frequently used only during the night. Some intensive care ventilators include capabilities that allow their use also for noninvasive ventilation.

Entry Terms : "Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilators (NPPVs)" , "NIPPVs" , "NPPVs" , "Ventilators, Sub-acute"

UMDC code : 20746

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Airon Corp

Company Type: Parent

Airon Corporation is a team of healthcare, manufacturing and marketing professionals dedicated to bringing you high-technology pneumatic life support products for emergency medicine and critical care.Established in 1997, Airon Corporation is a privately held company focused on maximizing our patented oxygen-powered gas control technology.

Breathe Technologies Inc

Company Type: Parent

Invacare Corp

Company Type: Parent

Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC), headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare employs approximately 6,000 associates and markets its products in 80 countries around the world. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVC.

The Aftermarket Group (TAG)

Company Type: Parent

The Aftermarket Group (TAG) offers the convenience of a single source for an extensive selection of competitively priced replacement parts and accessories from most manufacturers. TAG offers a complete inventory of HME replacement parts and supplies so you can use fewer vendors and cut fewer purchase orders.

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