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CPAP Alternative Bongo ® Rx – Hits the Market!

Old 05-15-2019, 02:33 PM
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Default CPAP Alternative Bongo ® Rx – Hits the Market!

CPAP Alternative Bongo ® Rx – Hits the Market!

Deerfield Beach, Fla.– May 15, 2019 – AirAvant Medical is proud to
announce that its flagship product, the FDA cleared Bongo ® Rx, is
now available for patients requiring treatment of mild to moderate
obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Years of painstaking research, development, and testing have yielded
a device that is small, portable, and best of all requires no CPAP
machine, CPAP hoses, bulky headgear or electricity/battery power.
The Bongo ® Rx seals comfortably in the nose and works by creating
back pressure when an OSA sufferer exhales.

After extensive clinical testing, it was demonstrated the Bongo ® Rx
significantly reduced the Apnea Hypopnea Index or AHI levels, which
is the measurement for the number of apneas and hypopneas
recorded per an hour of sleep. AirAvant Medical developed the
Bongo ® Rx to be convenient and transportable. Its small size allows
the user to carry it in a shirt pocket or purse, so the device can be
used anywhere at any time.
“We recognize that people need to have the ability to treat their sleep
apnea comfortably and conveniently, no matter where they are – in a
bed, on a train, on a plane, or even catching a quick nap in a chair or
on the couch,” said Javier Collazo, Vice-President. “For compliant
CPAP patients, the Bongo ® Rx may provide a supplemental treatment
option to complement their lifestyle. For non-compliant CPAP
patients, the Bongo ® Rx may provide a patient-friendly, non-
cumbersome treatment option to get them refocused and reengaged
on treating their obstructive sleep apnea."

About AirAvant Medical:

AirAvant Medical (www.AirAvant.com) is a research-oriented,
privately held company that focuses on developing and marketing
innovative medical devices to treat obstructive sleep apnea and other
breathing disorders. AirAvant Medical holds numerous patents and
has several patents pending. This newly formed company was
created from the former partners of InnoMed Technologies, Inc., as
well as Ron F. Richard formerly of ResMed and SeQual
Technologies. InnoMed Technologies past achievements included a
highly acclaimed line of Respiratory and Sleep Devices, such as the
Nasal-Aire ® , the Hybrid, and the Aloha line of CPAP interfaces.
Doctors, Dentists and DME's can call 888-925-2526 or email
info@AirAvant.com to order product. Patients can bring their doctor a
copy of the prescription to fill out, available online at
www.AirAvant.com under patient and provider forms.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:36 AM
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Real American innovation at work here.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:31 PM
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Has to be better than the machine and masks my center gave me. Can ya get them in a drug store?
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So you essentially hyperventilate? I don't believe it.
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Yeah there is something fishy, look at the statistics of who has posted on this thread.
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Old 06-01-2019, 03:16 AM
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Bongo works on the basic principal of EPAP (that is expiratory pressure) to hold the airway open. It may be an alternative solution for persons with mild to moderate OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). CPAP (continuous pressure) keeps the airway open with a forced increase of air pressure during both inhalation and most importantly during exhalation (that's the "E" side of your breathing). The amount of pressure is prescribed by a doctor following testing and titration (increasing pressure till just enough to keep airway open). For persons with moderate to severe OSA, often a bi-level pap is used. It has an inhalation pressure and a higher exhalation pressure (again, the goal is to keep your airway open). There are also machines that automatically adjust pressure(s) as they measure changes in your breathing. Instead of mechanically forcing air pressure via a mask (of whatever style) to keep your airway open, Bongo creates the 'back pressure' in your airway with a clever nasal restriction. That's the easiest way for me to explain.
I am NOT involved with this product, I do know some of the principals in the company and I have seen the product, research, etc over the past 2 years before it came to market. I'm 99% sure it requires a prescription.
Your Sleep Doc or Sleep Lab and any RT (Respiratory Therapist) may be familiar with the product, they certainly understand the principle of how it works.
Re "better than my machine". Maybe, maybe not. If your machine/mask is uncomfortable or not effective - see your doctor or RT and get it adjusted, try another mask... do something so you will use your PAP. Seriously OSA impacts both your daily life and general health.
Re: Hyperventilate? No. It's works by creating Expiratory Pressure. Totally different.
I am NOT a doctor. This is not medical advice OK? I did however spend 20 plus years directly involved with these types of products and patients before I retired.
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Wouldn't work for me I sleep with my mouth open.
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I’m not trusting any medical product called bongo
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Originally Posted by dreamin-on View Post
I’m not trusting any medical product called bongo
I don't know, if a medical device could improve my medical condition and my quality of life, I don't think I'd be concerned if it did not have a technical name attached to it.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:23 AM
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Reminds me of google. I just want t know how it works. Someone post when you try it, please
You guys have never had to lug a cpap and mask with boat batteries. it's the worst.
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Sleep apnea is no fun. I sound like two stroke diesel when I snore and bolt upright out of bed about once a week because I feel like I'm choking to death. Sleep study indicated a CPAP was needed, but have been procrastinating on filling the prescription. I'm less than thrilled about wearing a Darth Vader mask to bed every night. Maybe I'll check into one of these things and post up a report.
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Originally Posted by yakmatt View Post
Wouldn't work for me I sleep with my mouth open.
Me also, but a stap works very well
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Good news
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:34 PM
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OK, so you piqued my interest.
Does anyone know if CPAP users can wear this (or is it just for the quitters)?
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