5 patient evaluations for Oxygen Concentrator

Aug 30, 2009 (Started Dec 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 L Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 21, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low oxygen saturation while sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 L Daily
Advice & Tips: It is somewhate difficult getting used to sleeping with the tubing around your face.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 30, 2011 (Started May 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for hepatopulmonary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 L Daily
Advice & Tips: I was prescribed the oxygen at night to create less stress on my heart and lungs, not necessarily to treat the hepato-pulmonary syndrome. I was advised by my doctor that there would be no noticable improvement in my breathing or respiratory function. 98% of the time, I would wake up to find that i had removed the oxygen at some point in the night and the cannula was either on the floor or wrapped around me somehow. I also found the air to be quite dry and mess with my sinuses (I'm already susceptible to infections and bloody noses, don't really need any more help with that thanks!). I decided that it wasn't worth the effort or money, nor the slight "downer" it was mentally to put that on every night as a 38 year old, but I'm a little stubborn that way. The concentrator may make it back into our house at some point.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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