A look at six CPAP systems and interfaces from ResMed, Fisher & Paykel, Cardinal Health, Respironics, Hans Rudolph, and Hudson RCI.

ResMed Corp, Poway, Calif, offers the Mirage Quattro, the fourth-generation full-face mask that offers personalized fit and comfort. Featuring a new MicroFit dial and four sizes to choose from (XS, S, M, L), the Quattro fits more than 95% of users.* Its unique dual-wall cushion with spring air technology accommodates movement during sleep and provides a comfortable seal and an effective solution for jaw drop. Additionally, the mask’s improved vent design reduces noise by more than 50%.** The Quattro also offers numerous professional benefits, including a reduced inventory with fewer mask parts and 33% fewer product codes

(800) 424-0737;

*Internal ResMed anthropometric data
**ISO 3744:1994 Acoustics: determination of sound power levels of noise sources using pressure

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Laguna Hills, Calif, introduces the Opus™ nasal pillows mask. The Opus mask is small, quiet, and comfortable with anatomical pillow-style silicone seal and facially contoured, reinforced headgear. A ball-and-socket-styled joint combines with an innovative anchoring system to give unprecedented stability and freedom of movement. The Opus comes as an out-of-box solution, fully assembled and ready for use with alternative sizes of Silicone Pillows included.

(800) 446-3908;

Cardinal Health, McGaw Park, Ill, has developed a comprehensive solution for infant nCPAP applications—the AirLife™ infant nCPAP system. With a unique combination of advanced components and an innovative, patent-pending, variable-flow vortice technology, the AirLife system has been engineered for maximum performance, reliability, and patient comfort, because the less discomfort a patient experiences, the greater the opportunity for healthy growth and development. Developed with the assistance of clinical experts and designed to incorporate best-in-class nCPAP technology, the AirLife system provides a solution that delivers superior infant treatment.

(800) 637-1500;

Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, introduces the REMstar Auto M Series with A-Flex technology. REMstar utilizes Respironics’ patented Digital Auto-Trak™ Sensitivity to distinguish between exhalation and inhalation. During exhalation, A-Flex provides variable expiratory pressure relief that is the same as our clinically proven C-Flex technology. During inhalation, A-Flex also provides inspiratory comfort that varies with the patient’s pressure level. The result is a pressure pattern that matches the patient’s entire breathing cycle. REMstar Auto uses our clinically proven auto algorithm to maintain effective therapy at minimal pressures. It adjusts overall therapy to accommodate the patient’s needs due to changes in lifestyle or progression of disease state.

(800) 345-6443;

Hans Rudolph, Kansas City, Mo, will soon introduce the Full Face V2™ Mask, designed from years of feedback from key sleep professionals in sleep laboratories, RTs, physicians, patients, and home care dealers. The V2 offers guaranteed patient satisfaction with the entirely new seal technology. The new V2 airtight, leak-free seal fits a wider variety of face geometries, is lighter weight, and has chin cup and nose-bridge braces that add stability and assure leak-free fits. Reusable and disposable versions are available for all CPAP/bilevel and NIV devices. Visit booth #108 at the SLEEP (APSS) Show in June.


Hudson RCI, a division of Teleflex Medical, Durham, NC, introduces the NASAL-AIRE® II Critical Care CPAP interface. Unique design features make it the ideal patient interface for noninvasive ventilation. The ergonomic design fits any face and eliminates leaks and pressure points, allowing it to be worn for long periods of time without discomfort. A simple neck strap included with each system replaces the bulky and restrictive headgear common to most other interfaces. The NASAL-AIRE II Critical Care comes in five sizes with a handy sizing gauge available to simplify the fitting process.

(800) 399-1039;
www.hudsonrci.com or www.teleflexmedical.com