MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), continues efforts to improve therapy options for sleep apnea patients with the industry's first and only gel pillows mask. The world leader in gel cushion technology brings the comfort and sealing power of gel to nasal pillows. Light and airy, Nuance is the latest in a groundbreaking series of new masks that users rate high in performance, comfort and ease of use.* To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64657-philips-respironics-gel-pillows-mask-therapy-options-sleep-apnea-patients
"With its sleek design and better seal, Nuance represents the new choice for better sleep therapy for clinicians, home care providers and patients," says John Frank, senior vice president, general manager, Sleep and Respiratory Care, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions. "It is part of our comprehensive portfolio of masks and services designed to address some of the challenges facing homecare providers today." Clinicians and providers have the ability to provide a high performance minimal contact mask for greater patient satisfaction. In preference studies, patients rated Nuance higher than the leading pillows mask in key compliance areas.* A choice of frame and headgear adds to the appeal.
Nuance features an all-fabric frame and headgear that enhances patient comfort and causes fewer red marks.
Nuance Pro's gel-padded frame holds the mask in place during sleep, reduces the need for re-adjustment, and provides a high-performance look.
Patients rate the Nuance gel pillows platform easier to assemble and use than the leading pillows mask.* The gel technology also reduces nostril irritation compared to leading pillows masks.*For providers, the new gel pillows conform to different size nostrils for ease in fitting and replacement parts.