Anesthesia and respiratory devices include devices used in administering anesthesia during surgery, devices used in respiratory assistance and respiratory function measurement. Positive airway pressure is a method of respiratory ventilation used primarily in the treatment of sleep apnea. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a comprehensive report on the positive airway pressure device market in the US. Buy the latest report here.

In 2022, GlobalData’s Market Model methodology determined that the leading player in the positive airway pressure device market in the US was Breas Medical followed by DeVilbiss Healthcare, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Koike Medical, Philips Respironics, ResMed, Teijin and Vyaire Medical.

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PAP ventilation can also be used during the "weaning off" period of a ventilated intensive care patient, in exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pulmonary edema and other settings of respiratory failure. PAP machines keep pressured air flowing through the airways of the throat. The patient wears a face mask which is attached to a tube and a machine that blows the pressurized air through mask into the airway and this air acts like a balloon keeping the windpipe open during sleep. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices, Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP) devices, Automatic self-adjusting Positive Airway Pressure (APAP) devices are covered under this segment. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure devices provide a gentle and unobstructed breathing by delivering a steady constant pressure of air through a hose which is connected to a nasal mask, nasal pillow or a full face mask. The mask must be carefully secured to the face so that no air escapes. This constant supply of air pressure into the throat does not allow air to collapse during inhalation while sleeping. This device consists of a flow generator which provides the airflow; Interface (nasal or full face mask, nasal pillows, or less commonly a lip-seal mouthpiece) provides the connection to the user's airway, and hose connects the flow generator to the interface. BPAP can also be set with breath timing feature; it will measure the amount of breath a person should be taking. The process is done in two levels IPAP (Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure) which delivers high level of pressurized air as the patients inhale. EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure) delivers a low level of air during exhalation. If the time between the breaths exceeds the time limit then the devices will force the patient to breath temporarily by increasing the air pressure. BPAP mostly helpful for cardiopulmonary disorders. There will be a constant amount of pressurized air that passes through the hose into the patient mask and the pressurized air opens the patient’s airway and eliminating the obstructed airway caused by apneas. APAP is an auto CPAP designed with a low pressure setting and a high pressure setting, which provides fluctuating air pressure basing on the patients sleeping position, stage of sleep and the respiratory events.

The positive airway pressure device market in the US can expand or contract due to a variety of reasons including population demographics, disease incidence and prevalence, macroeconomic issues, and geopolitical considerations. Disruption to a market could be caused by a sudden, unexpected change in these factors, but it could also be driven by changes in clinical practice, leading to a change in diagnosis or treatment of patients, as part of a process to generally improve medical practice.

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