Volume 101, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Cockroaches and other pests infestation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment has been rarely reported in the medical literature. In this report, we describe a box (C-Box) designed to prevent pest infestation of the CPAP equipment. Over experience, using this C-Box has demonstrated that it can prevent pest infestation and reduce the cost of replacing pest-infested CPAP machines.


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...



  1. Punjabi NM, 2008. The epidemiology of adult obstructive sleep apnea. Proc Am Thorac Soc 5: 136143.
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Bearpark H, Elliott L, Grunstein R, Cullen S, Schneider H, Althaus W, Sullivan C, 1995. Snoring and sleep apnea: a population study in Australian men. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 151: 14591465.
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Mansfield DR, Antic NA, McEvoy RD, 2013. How to assess, diagnose, refer and treat adult obstructive sleep apnoea: a commentary on the choices. Med J Aust 199: 2126.
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Kruavit A, Fox M, Pearson R, Heraganahally S, 2017. Chronic respiratory disease in the regional and remote population of the Northern Territory top end: a perspective from the specialist respiratory outreach service. Aust J Rural Health 25: 275284.
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Woods CE, McPherson K, Tikoft E, Usher K, Hosseini F, Ferns J, Jersmann H, Antic R, Maguire GP, 2015. Sleep disorders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and residents of regional and remote Australia. J Clin Sleep Med 11: 12631271.
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Guglielmia O, Lanterib P, Garbarinoa S, 2019. Association between socioeconomic status, belonging to an ethnic minority and obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review of the literature. Sleep Med 57: 100106.
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011. Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Canberra, Australia: ABS.
    [Google Scholar]
  8. American Sleep Apnea Association, 2017. Don’t Be Tempted to Buy a Used CPAP Machine at a Yard Sale, Even If it’s “Like New”. Available at: https://www.sleepapnea.org/dont-tempted-buy-cpap-machine-yard-sale/. Accessed January 21, 2019.
    [Google Scholar]
  9. New World Encyclopedia contributors, 2017. “Cockroach”, New World Encyclopedia, 7 March 2017, 17:42 UTC, Available at: https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/p/index.php?title=Cockroach&oldid=1003610. Accessed August 1, 2019.

Data & Media loading...

  • Received : 10 Jun 2019
  • Accepted : 17 Jul 2019
  • Published online : 03 Sep 2019
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error