Pulmonary Fibrosis any connection with the recall of CPAP’s

Posted by dano1 @dano1, Aug 21, 2021

Hi Dan here,
I have been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis about 2 years ago and have been using A CPAP machine prior to the diagnosis. Just wondering if there could be any connection between them.

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Hello @dano1, Welcome to Connect, an online community where patients and caregivers share their experiences, find support and exchange information with others. I have no medical background or training and I also have been using a CPAP for a little over 2 years. I had to get a new one because I had 2 of the Philips Respironics recalled devices and little chance of waiting for replacement or repair. The only connection I've read about between pulmonary fibrosis and CPAP's is that they are helpful. Here are a few articles on the topic.

"Conclusion: Effective CPAP treatment in IPF patients with OSA results in a significant improvement in daily living activities based on the FOSQ, namely an OSA-specific follow-up instrument. Feb 6, 2013" — CPAP therapy in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and obstructive sleep apnea: does it offer a better quality of life and sleep?: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23386371/

The Crucial Connection Between Sleep Disorders and IPF:
https://www.healthline.com/health/managing-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis/crucial-connection-between-sleep-disorders-and-ipf
Do you have one of the recalled Philips Respironics devices and have you discussed your concerns with your sleep medicine doctor?

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