What is Ventilator?

Category: Equipment

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A ventilator is a machine designed to move breatheable air into and out of the lungs, to provide respiration for a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently due to illness such as ALS, acute respiratory distress; often used in some surgical procedures and in the ICU.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 27 0
General health 18 1
Breathing difficulty 16 2
Shallow breathing 4 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 2 1
Mitochondrial Myopathy 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Ventilator"

Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
1
None
5

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Ventilator

Hospitalization 6
Abdominal bloating 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Other 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped using Ventilator

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Ventilator
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 19
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 3
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
8 100%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 13%
Somewhat
4 50%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
3 38%
Cost
$200+
1 100%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
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3 patient evaluations for Ventilator

Cagedbrd
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Cagedbrd
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 24
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

See Cagedbrd's full Ventilator history

Jul 23, 2013 (Started Jul 20, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anaphylaxis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Kept me alive and helped my breathing

  • 0 helpful marks
alperstein
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alperstein
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See alperstein's full Ventilator history

Nov 9, 2010 (Started Feb 04, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 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 Ventilator history

Aug 17, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for specific symptom: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 24 hr All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: . Pic adress: http://www.gerd-nf.de.vu/bilder_icons/fuer_PLM/SmartAirPlus.jpg

  • 0 helpful marks
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