React Health is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement with SleepRes, LLC to provide the recently launched V-Com™ with new PAP orders in the United States. The V-Com™, which is placed between the CPAP mask and the CPAP hose, is engineered to reduce inspiratory pressure and flow to provide comfort with minimal to no reduction in expiratory pressure (EPAP). Introduced in June 2022, V-Com™ has gained early acceptance with many key thought leaders in the field and is poised to disrupt the way PAP therapy and comfort are approached.
“React Health is committed to providing innovative options to improve comfort and patient tolerance to PAP therapy. The V-Com™ is a novel approach that is focused on solving the adherence issues that the industry has struggled with due to patients not being able to tolerate their PAP,” said Clint Geffert, President, Commercial Operations, for React Health. “As a manufacturer, we are in a unique position to complement the efforts that our DME and Physician partners utilize daily to improve patient compliance. Our relationship with V-Com is an example of this. We know when patients are more comfortable, they are more likely to continue therapy.”
In the cover story for the December 2022 edition of Sleep Review magazine titled, “A Potentially Huge CPAP Pressure Mistake,” early physicians and engineers in the field suggest that current CPAP devices are harder to tolerate than 20 years ago. They attribute this difficulty tolerating therapy to IPAP, which the V-Com™ improves.
“The V-Com™’s comfort comes from the IPAP being less than EPAP,” said Dr Krishna Sundar, Chief of Medicine at the University of Utah. “This new concept of IPAP less than EPAP appears to have advantages beyond comfort. It is causing all of us in the field to rethink treatment.”
“Comfort is an ethical matter,” said William Noah, MD, CEO of SleepRes, LLC. “If an intervention provides comfort for a difficult therapy, and does not adversely affect the therapy, then I believe you have an obligation to offer that intervention. We applaud the leadership of React Health for being so patient-focused and look forward to working with them.”
“One of the best solutions we’ve seen is to change the pressure transitions in the devices, and in our partnership with V-Com™, we look forward to making that happen,” said Geffert.
Source: React Health
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