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Study Finds CPAP Withdrawal Leads to OSA Recurrence


A joint study by UK and Swiss clinical researchers has found that withdrawing from CPAP therapy can lead to a rapid recurrence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

 

Published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the study* also found that CPAP withdrawal can result in the return of subjective sleepiness and increased blood pressure and heart rate. Other issues were also identified.

 

ResMed PEI continuously promotes compliant CPAP therapy, i.e. that the CPAP device is used correctly and regularly.

 

For more information on CPAP therapy please contact your local ResMed PEI representative. Alternatively, call us directly on +353 1 419 6900.

 

* Kohler, M., Stoewhas, A., Ayers, L., Senn, O., Bloch, K.E., Russi, E.W. and Stradling, J.R. (2011) The Effects of CPAP Therapy Withdrawal in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomised Controlled Trial. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. August.