What is Negative Pressure Therapy for Sleep Apnea? Alternative Treatment is Worth a Second Look After Philips CPAP Recall

A new generation of negative pressure therapies—which can be delivered orally or by neck collar—boast improvements over Winx. By Lindsey Nolen Ever since the Philips CPAP recall and subsequent CPAP shortage began, there’s been a push to identify alternative therapies for newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. One alternative is negative pressure therapies. Unlike … Read more

Philips Publishes Test Results to Date for Recalled Devices

At the time the Philips Respironics recall notification was issued, Philips relied on an initial, limited data set and toxicological risk assessment about the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in specific CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilator devices and assumed a worst-case scenario for the possible health risks out of an abundance of caution. Since … Read more