What is Cough assist machine?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Respironics CoughAssist Circuit cough assist machine

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The Cough Assist Machine helps to clear secretions from the lungs by helping you with your breathing. When you breathe in, the machine gives you air to help expand your lungs. When you blow out, the machine creates a sucking force that pulls air out of your lungs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 29 12
Breathing difficulty 5 2
General health 2 0
Phlegm 2 1
Chest congestion 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 2
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cough assist machine

Side effect Patients
Dry throat 1
Fatigue 1
Near blackouts 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cough assist machine

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
2 daily 1
2 other daily 1
4 daily 1
4 min daily 1
10 min daily 1
4 other four times daily 1
5 min four times daily 1
10 min three times daily 1
650 mg five times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Cough assist machine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
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Duration

Currently using Cough assist machine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 38
6 months - 1 year 45
1 - 2 years 7
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Cough assist machine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 6
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 11
Not specified 6
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4 patient evaluations for Cough assist machine

Feb 28, 2017 (Started Jun 14, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Use it 5 times a day to cough up chronic mucus build up and saliva that can't swallow.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Jun 14, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Use it 5 times a day to cough up mucus
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2012 (Started Apr 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breathing difficulty)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for easy for bacteria to grow in lungs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for phlegm)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 Daily
Advice & Tips: well worth the time and energy. The Cough Assist Machine has saved my life in choking episodes

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 24, 2012 (Started Aug 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for preventive)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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