Dear Members of the Stanford Pediatric Pulmonary/Sleep Community,
In the past month, Phillips Respironics issued a recall for devices (including CPAP, BiPAP and ventilator devices) that are commonly used in children. Please go to the Philips Recall Information website for the most up to date information from the company. The site includes a list of affected machines. The reason for the recall is that the company recently learned that foam materials in the devices can break down and small particles of the materials can, potentially, be inhaled.
Please contact our clinic to make an appointment with your provider to discuss whether the benefits of the device might outweigh potential risks.
Thank you for your ongoing collaboration. As always, our team is available to offer support, guidance and care.
All the best,
Stanford Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine seeks to wed discovery with care, compassion with evidence, while bringing tomorrow’s care with today’s patients and families.
What We Do
The Division of Pulmonary Medicine deals with the breath of life in all its aspects: control of breathing; sleep disorders; obstruction to airflow in the common diseases of upper and lower airways such as croup, bronchiolitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia; restriction to lung function from disorders affecting the chest wall, the musculature, the nervous system, or lung tissue itself; congenital anomalies; accidents such as inhalation of foreign bodies, hydrocarbons, or toxic gases; secondary effects of non-pulmonary system disorders such as gastrointestinal reflux, myopathy, or cardiac dysfunction; disease of the upper respiratory tract including rhinitis and sinusitis; and so on. In many cases, diagnoses are not immediately apparent, and an efficient approach to the differential consideration of causation with procedures such as pulmonary function testing, bronchoprovocation, exercise testing, various imaging methods, in vitro evaluation of immune competence and allergic sensitization, and flexible fiberoptic videobronchoscopy, is important.
Pulmonary, Asthma & Sleep Medicine Center
Running. Playing. Climbing. Being a kid is hard work when it’s hard to breathe. Our pulmonary specialists have the knowledge and experience to help. We deliver expert care tailored to your child’s needs.
As the top-ranked pediatric pulmonary center on the West Coast according to U.S. News and World Report, our services cover the full range of respiratory disorders and diseases. We have the most pediatric pulmonary specialists of any children’s hospital in California, meaning we have experience helping patients with any lung or breathing condition.
We’ll partner with your primary care physicians and other specialists to provide your child and you with the very best care and experience possible. Combined with our family-centered care approach, we know we can help you and your child breathe easier.