Philips has issued a recall of most of its cpap, autopap, bipap, and asv devices. Please review their website to see if you are affected:
Resmed units, including S10, are NOT affected by this recall. Only Philips Respironics units are affected.
If you are affected, please understand that our information is limited. We know only that a foam used in the devices may break down and release particles and gases which may be harmful. We know that this information is distressing to many of you.
Please stop using any ozone-based cpap cleaning machines (so clean, for example) immediately, no matter the cpap device you are using. These cleaners seem to be a clear trigger of foam breakdown.
As best I can weigh pros and cons, here is what I am suggesting. In some conditions, we suggest you continue positive airway pressure:
In other settings, like mild sleep apnea (AHI 5-15), without any of the above, we suggest you stop positive airway pressure until further notice.
Unfortunately, I do not have a way of replacing your device, and as best I know, neither does any homecare company at present. Please call Philips at the following number to register for a replacement part: .
At Dr. Brian Abaluck, M.D, our team is expertly trained in the complex field of sleep medicine. Not only do we perform thorough evaluations of patients of all ages, we advocate for behavioral interventions and offer CPAP-alternatives to ensure your comfort and continued success in the quest for better sleep. From insomnia to narcolepsy, our talented staff are here to help you manage your sleep disorders safely and effectively for the long-term.
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Dr. Abaluck's Training
Harvard Medical School, Sleep Medicine
University of Michigan, Neurology
MD, University of Pennsylvania
BS in Molecular Biology with Honors, Yale University
CRNP, University of Pennsylvania
BS, Penn State
CRNP, DeSales University
BSN, West Chester University
Since 2013, we've evaluated and treated sleep disorders of varying complexity, from restless leg syndrome to dream enactment. Start sleeping better today!
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