Webinar: The Nox Self-Applied Somnography™


Following the release of the Nox A1s PSG System, we are launching a three-part webinar series on polysomnography sleep studies.  In this webinar series, titled See Everything at Once, we look at the state of polysomnography studies and what the future may hold for attended in-laboratory and unattended ambulatory studies. In each webinar session, Nox Medical will team up with leading researchers in the field of sleep to focus on an urgent, universal challenge we all face as an industry — to increase accessibility to good sleep diagnostics.

PSG Revolutionized: The Nox Self-Applied Somnography

The first session will feature a conversation with Naresh Punjabi, MD, Ph.D., about using the latest innovation in PSG, the Nox Self-Applied Somnography™ (Nox SAS)* by Nox Medical, for research purposes. The Nox SAS gives patients the revolutionary ability to self-apply the system in the comfort of their own homes. It is intended to provide a feasible alternative to in-lab PSGs while increasing patient access to proper sleep studies. It has been used in more than 6,000 sleep studies worldwide but is currently only available for research purposes.

Dr. Punjabi is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Miami. He is also affiliated with the Miami Veteran Affairs Healthcare System (VA). During his session, Dr. Punjabi will talk about the feasibility of using the Nox SAS in an extensive clinical trial and share the results of applying the technology in the MACS study (Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study). We will discuss why Nox SAS was a better fit than Type I or HSAT for the MACS study and talk about the success rates, signal quality, and artifacts using the technology. We will also look into failure rates, reasons for failure, and the patient instructions for self-applying the system.

During Dr. Punjabi session, many pressing questions will be addressed, including:

  • What is the difference between traditional PSG and Nox SAS?
  • How desirable is it to have patients arranging a PSG hookup?
  • What can we learn from the conducted research on the Nox SAS?

Naresh M. Punjabi MD, Ph.D.

Naresh M. Punjabi, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at the Miami VA. He received his undergraduate education in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and his MD from the University of Chicago (Pritzker School of Medicine) in 1991. He completed his post-doctoral training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Medicine, and Sleep Medicine all at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

His current research focuses on the clinical and population epidemiology of sleep apnea with a particular emphasis on outcomes including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. In addition, his ongoing work is examining intermediate pathways through which intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation in sleep apnea alter glucose and fat homeostasis in murine models and human studies. He was one of the Principal Investigators for the multi-center Sleep Heart Health Study examining the longitudinal effects of sleep apnea on hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. He has also been a co-investigator or a field site PI for multiple multi-center epidemiological studies and randomized clinical trials. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He has served as an editorial board member for several journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, Sleep, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.

To sign up for the first session of See Everything at Once scheduled for Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. ET, visit webinars.noxmedical.com.

*The Nox Self-Applied Somnography is for research purposes only.

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