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Studies show that you can achieve better results for your patients by using CPAP therapy to improve their quality of life, relationships and health

CPAP therapy is most successful with early intervention and patient support programs

  • Weaver TE, Grunstein RR. Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy: The Challenge to Effective Treatment. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. 2008;5(2):173-178.
  • Sedkaoui et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine (2015) 15:102   Efficiency of a phone coaching program on adherence to continuous positive airway pressure in sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome: a randomized trial
  • Dianne Richards, BSocSci (Hons); Delwyn J Bartlett, Ph; Keith Wong, MBBS; John Malouff, PhD ; Ronald R Grunstein, MD, Increased Adherence to CPAP With a Group Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Intervention: A Randomized Trial. Sleep, Volume 30, Issue 05 (2005)

Long-term adherence to CPAP therapy can be predicted as early as three days following CPAP initiation

  • Rohit Budhiraja, MD et al., Early CPAP Use Identifies Subsequent Adherence to CPAP Therapy, in,  SLEEP, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2007
  • Catcheside PG. Predictors of continuous positive airway pressure adherence. F1000 Medicine Reports. 2010;2:70.
  • Olsen S, Smith S, Oei T, Douglas J. Health Beliefs Model Predicts Adherence to CPAP before Experience with CPAP. Eur Respir J. 2008 Apr 16.

CPAP improves your patients ability to function day-to-day

  • Continuous positive airway pressure treatment of sleepy patients with milder obstructive sleep apnea, in, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2012 Oct 1;186(7):677-83
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. Effectiveness of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in obstructive sleep apnoea in adults. NHMRC Report, Feb 2000.

CPAP improves cardiovascular outcomes in people with heart failure

  • Mansfield DR, Naughton MT: Sleep apnea and congestive heart failure. Minerva Medica 95(4): 257-280, 2004
  • Buchner NJ, Sanner BM, Borgel J, Rum LC. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea reduces cardiovascular risk. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 176, 1274–80
  • Marin, S. Carrizo, E. Vicente, A. Agusti . Long-term cardiovascular outcomes in men with obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea with or without treatment with continuous positive airway pressure: an observational study. Lancet 2005; 365 (9464), 1046-1053.

CPAP masks must be cleaned regularly and replaced every six months to prevent bacterial infection

Alex Horowitz, Sandra Horowitz MD FRCP(C), and Chinhak Chun MD, CPAP Masks are Sources of Microbial Contamination, SleepHealth Centers, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, APSS Poster 2009

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