What is Suction Machine?

Category: Equipment

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Generic Name: Suction Machine

A suction machine is a pump used to maintain an airway by removing secretions from the mouth, throat, or lungs. It is particularly important in neurological diseases where the ability to cough or swallow is impaired.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
7

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Suction Machine

Cough 2

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped using Suction Machine

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Suction Machine
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 10
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
7 70%
Usually
3 30%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 10%
Somewhat
2 20%
A little
5 50%
Not at all
2 20%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
1 20%
< $25
4 80%
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7 patient evaluations for Suction Machine

Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Suction Machine history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Excess mucus: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: The Suction Machine has been a revelation and as well as being a life saver during emergency choking episodes, it is really good when brushing teeth.

  • 2 helpful marks
Gerd-NF
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Gerd-NF
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Gerd-NF's full Suction Machine history

Aug 17, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increased secretions: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Pic adress: http://www.gerd-nf.de.vu/bilder_icons/fuer_PLM/AE7200_DeVilbiss-suction-unit.jpg

  • 0 helpful marks
Dave Hagan
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Dave Hagan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Dave Hagan's full Suction Machine history

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: If it wasn't for this suction machine Dave would not be able to recive any air into his lungs. My children and I are Dave's main caretakers. Once the girls learned to use the machine the fear of using it because the life of their father. Once we suction his trake< we also suction his mouth. The best thing is his smile he gives us once were done. :>
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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