What is Emerson?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Cough assist vest

A cough assist vest uses high frequency vibrations to create mini-coughs that dislodge mucus from the bronchial walls, increase mobilization, and move it along toward central airways.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ineffective cough 6 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3 3
Cough 1 0
Excess saliva 1 0
Fatigue 1 0
General health 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Emerson

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Emerson

Dosage Patients
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Emerson

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Emerson

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Emerson

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 0
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