Q.1 What is the difference between the standard and dynamic algorithm?
Standard (Std) offers fast, reliable therapy for apneas and hypopneas. The device responds to RERA, snoring, and flattening (flow limitations) at low pressure.
Dynamic (Dyn) treats similar, but with a faster, stronger response to snoring, and flattening (flow limitations) are treated even up to mid-high pressures. Breathing is normalised to a greater extent.
Q.2 How do the Löwenstein devices detect deep sleep?
Löwenstein devices continuously analyse the breathing pattern during therapy, searching for stable breathing to add to the deep sleep indicator. Breathing during deep sleep is known to be more stable than all other sleep or wake stages.
Q.3 What is the key differences between the black (touch screen) and white devices?
Q.4 Do the Löwenstein devices have remote monitoring?
The most common and popular Löwenstein models, as follows, have remote monitoring available:
- Touch screen models: Prisma20A, 20C, 25S, 25ST, 30ST, CR (modem attachment for remote monitoring)
- Prisma SMART & SOFT max devices (inbuilt remote monitoring)
Q.5 What is TriLevel?
TriLevel is a future generation treatment methodology available on all Löwenstein BiLevel devices and offers a pressure profile with 3 pressure levels instead of the usual 2 per the namesake of BiLevel. The 3 pressure levels are IPAP, EPAP and a different pressure at end of EPAP, which is called EEPAP. The expiration pressure therefore starts out at a ‘low’ EPAP and then gently ramps up to the required EEPAP level for overcoming obstructive events.
Q.6 What are the advantages of trilevel?
Pressure support or pressure differential to support breathing is calculated by IPAP minus EPAP. Normally, EPAP is decided by the pressure level required during expiration to overcome obstructive events, but in TriLevel we instead use EEPAP to achieve this purpose, permitting a much lower EPAP. The ventilation is therefore achieved with lower IPAP and EPAP without compromising the level of obstructive clearance (thanks to the higher EEPAP mentioned). The pressure curve that results from this is a closer mimic and therefore better support of natural respiratory flow.
Q.7 What is Löwenstein softPAP and how is it different?
SoftPAP is Löwenstein’s terminology for the pressure relief function, a comfort feature in modern devices that is becoming increasingly popular. All Löwenstein pressure relief functions are proportional in the amount of relief provided depending on low, medium, or high-pressure levels at the time. SoftPAP setting 1 is a mild-moderate pressure relief, SoftPAP setting 2 is a moderate-high pressure relief. SoftPAP is unique as it consistently achieves dual goals of decent amount of pressure relief without any clinical compromise.
Q.8 Where have Löwenstein and Santé come from and who do you distribute to?
Löwenstein is a German respiratory device manufacturer, with a remarkable portfolio of respiratory products spanning from homecare through to clinical ICU. The roots of Löwenstein are neonatology and ventilation, expanding into homecare sleep devices with the acquisition of existing German respiratory device manufacturer “Weinmann” in 2013-2016. Löwenstein is rapidly expanding into an up-and-coming brand in Australia and globally. We at Santé are headquartered in Australia. Within Australia, we have partnered closely with Löwenstein for wholesale distribution including all associated support for the homecare range to health practices and sleep clinics around Australia. We have distributors in all of Australia’s states and are focused on practices that provide personalised clinical care. Click here to locate your nearest Löwenstein distributor.
Q.9 What does Lowenstein offer that other devices don’t?
Lowenstein has a variety of USPs (Unique Selling Points) that are clinical in nature.
- Quality inside to outside
- Leading-edge algorithm technology
- Sleep Quality – Achieved and Measured
For more information, click here to learn more about Löwenstein’s USPs.
Q.10 What are the benefits of slow-wave-sleep?
Slow-wave sleep (deep sleep) benefits the brain by flushing away toxins and restoring chemical balances, resulting in improved cognitive function, positive feelings, and hormone secretion. It also provides benefits to the body, such as growth hormone release, glucose regulation, boosted immune function, and increased ATP levels.
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