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CONSEQUENCES OF OBSTRUCTIVE

SLEEP APNEA & INSOMNIA

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MOOD DISTURBANCE

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Loss of motivation.
  • Shortened attention.
  • Moodiness & bad temper.
  • Poorer judgment.
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DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • 6-fold increased risk of car accidents.
  • Impaired concentration and memory loss.
  • Reduced work efficiency.
  • Reduced alertness.
  • Slower reaction time.
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STROKE

  • Men with moderate to severe OSA were nearly 3x more likely to have a stroke.
  • OSA is often found in patients following a stroke.
  • Risk of stroke rises with severity of the disease.
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HYPERTENSION

  • Sleep apnea is an identifiable cause of high blood pressure.
  • OSA is the leading cause of secondary hypertension.
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CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

  • Moderate OSA have increased mortality rates.
  • New patients are screened for OSA.
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DIABETES TYPE II

  • Lack of insulin control and poorly controlled blood sugars.
  • 58% have OSA.
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OBESITY

  • As sleep shortens or diminishes in quality, appetite for high- calorie food increases.
  • Obesity is the best documented risk factor for OSA. It is estimated that 90% of obese males and 50% of obese females have OSA.
  • The prevalence of OSA increases with body mass index (BMI).
  • Approximately 80% of OSA
    patients weigh 130% or more of their ideal body weight.
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SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

  • Loss of libido.
  • Impotence.
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voluntary recall

Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices due to two issues related to the sound abatement foam used in these devices.

To register your device for repair or replacement, please go to philips.com/src-update or call Philips Respironics at 877-907-7508. This website also has information on the Recall Notice and a complete list of impacted products.

We expect further direction from national medical authorities shortly. Once we have this information we will reach out to affected patients with further instructions.

Please note this recall applies to Philips Respironics devices only. We have received no warnings or communication about issues with Resmed or other manufacturer’s devices.