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Posted on Jan 9, 2007 in News

Sleep apnea, which is linked to cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes and obesity, can be helped through the Hybrid

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A variety of surveys show that millions of Americans have welcomed the New Year by resolving to improve their health with exercise and diet. However, medical studies suggest that combating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may also contribute to good health. More than an annoyance to a snorer’s family, OSA is a suspected link to cardiovascular risk factors. For example, an estimated 50 percent of sleep apnea patients have high blood pressure. OSA is also linked to obesity and diabetes, as well as diminished concentration and daytime performance. The Hybrid Universal Interface from Teleflex Medical is one way to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

The Hybrid is a dual airway mask designed to provide continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and help OSA patients breathe more easily at night. According to Dr. Natalio J. Chediak of the Boca Raton Sleep Center, “Both our technologists and patients found fitting the Hybrid to be a simple task. Its nasal inserts and oral cushion sizes make the mask versatile in its application and use at home. The Hybrid’s unique fit also gives patients an unobstructed view, so they can read before bedtime to relax. The comfortable design also eliminates the abrasions on the forehead and the nose that we usually see with more traditional full face masks.”

For information on how to obtain the Hybrid Universal Interface from Teleflex Medical, click, or you may call Christianna Vance at 919-433-4809.

About Teleflex Medical

Teleflex Medical, a division of Teleflex Incorporated, is a leading global supplier of disposable medical products, surgical instruments and medical devices. The division supports health providers along the continuum of care in three main areas:

  • Devices for sleep therapy, respiratory care, anesthesia and urology

  • Medical devices, instruments and specialty sutures used in surgery

  • Design and manufacture of specialty products for medical device manufacturers.

Teleflex Medical markets health care supplies under the Hudson RCI® and Rusch® brand names and surgical instruments and medical devices under the Beere®, Deknatel®, KMedic®, Pilling® and Weck® brands.

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex Incorporated is a diversified company that designs, manufactures and distributes quality-engineered products and services for the automotive, medical, aerospace, marine, and industrial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Limerick, Pa., with operations in 24 countries, Teleflex employs more than 20,000 people worldwide who focus on providing innovative solutions for customers. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company’s website at

Hybrid is a trademark of RespCare Inc. Beere, KMedic, Pilling and Weck are registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated. Hudson RCI is a registered trademark of Teleflex Medical Incorporated. Deknatel is a registered trademark of Teleflex-CT Devices Incorporated. Rusch is a registered trademark of Willy Rusch GmbH.

Teleflex Medical
Christianna Vance, 1-919-433-4808


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