What is DeVilbiss?

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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Excess saliva 8 1
General health 3 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1
Excess mucus 2 1
Choking on food 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 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with DeVilbiss

Side effect Patients
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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3 patient evaluations for DeVilbiss

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess mucus)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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

Aug 17, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Pic adress: http://www.gerd-nf.de.vu/bilder_icons/fuer_PLM/AE7200_DeVilbiss-suction-unit.jpg

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2008 (Started Aug 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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