The Rise of Bongo Rx: An Interview with AirAvant's Javier Collazo

Joseph Krainin
I had the pleasure of interviewing Javier Collazo, AirAvant Medical's General Manager and Vice President. AirAvant has brought Bongo Rx, the latest FDA-approved CPAP alternative for the treatment of OSA and second iteration of nasal EPAP therapy, to market. So far, the majority of our patients have reported a high level of satisfaction with Bongo Rx. 

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The Story of the Breas Z1 & Z2 CPAP Machines

Joseph Krainin

In this interview, Dr. Krainin talks with Thomas Miller, General Manager of Breas' Sleep Business department. 

When I was first introduced to the Z1 it was under the HDM brand. What is the relationship between HDM and Breas?  

When I first became involved in 2016, Breas and HDM were both owned by a private equity company. They have since been purchased by Fosun Pharma and integrated into one company. HDM is the consumer-facing arm of the company and is currently being phased out.

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How to Prepare for the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The only truly effective therapy for COVID-19 right now is supportive care for severe cases by using ventilators in the ICU. Ventilators help you breathe if your lungs have been overwhelmed by the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that COVID-19 can cause....

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How to Cure Sleep Apnea

Joseph Krainin

Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are trying to find out how to cure it for good?

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Trazodone for Sleep

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Trazodone is the most commonly prescribed medication for sleep despite not having an FDA indication for sleep. Trazodone is generic and very inexpensive so there is little incentive for pharmaceutical companies to do the drug trials necessary to get trazodone approved for sleep.

trazodone molecular structure

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How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea?

Joseph Krainin
Currently, the only way to definitively know if you have sleep apnea is to have a formal sleep study. These can now either be done the traditional way, a nighttime study in the sleep lab, or via a home sleep apnea test. Other tests ...

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Can You Die From Sleep Apnea?

Joseph Krainin

A large retrospective analysis conducted by The Mayo Clinic confirmed that people with sleep apnea are at a higher risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The study that the following sleep study parameters were linked with an increased risk of SCD:

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The Story of the Cloth CPAP Mask - An Interview with Circadiance's David Groll

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David Groll is the Founder and CEO of Circadiance. He is a veteran of the medical device industry, having previously founded Vincent Medical and served as an executive for Philips Respironics where he was involved in CPAP mask development.  

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An Interview with Somnetic's Pat Mayer

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We recognized that CPAP also needed to be as easy to use once you arrived at your destination, so from the beginning accessories were offered that gave users the freedom to sleep anywhere. 

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Sleep Apnea, CPAP, and Healthshare Ministries

Joseph Krainin

Are you a member of one of the following healthshare ministries?

  • Christian Healthshare Ministries
  • Altrua
  • Liberty 
  • Samaritan 
  • Aliera
  • Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share
  • Solidarity Healthshare

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