CPAP: Good News and Bad News

Discussion created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Jul 13, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2017 by elvan

First the Good News:

" A study, led by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, professor of medicine and interim chief of Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, revealed that only 7.5% of the more than 1.8 million COPD patients analyzed were receiving any form of PAP therapy."


"Individuals receiving either BiPAP, CPAP or non-invasive positive pressure ventilation therapy experienced lower hospitalization risk than before therapy initiation, as well as lower hospital risk than those who did not receive any positive airway pressure therapy at all." 

CPAP helps keep COPD patients out of hospitals, study shows | HME News 


Now the Bad News:

" Using a breathing device to treat sleep apnea may help you get a good night's rest, but it might not lower your risk of dying from a stroke or heart condition, a new analysis suggests."

"Looking at data from 10 clinical trials, researchers found that apnea patients' risk of cardiovascular-related death remained the same whether or not they used a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine."


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