What is Respironics CoughAssist?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Cough assist machine

CoughAssist is a noninvasive therapy that removes secretions in patients with an ineffective ability to cough.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 8 6
Increased secretions 6 5
Phlegm 2 1
Breathing difficulty 1 1
Chest congestion 1 0
Cough 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
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Respironics CoughAssist

Side effect Patients
Dry throat 1
Fatigue 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Respironics CoughAssist

Dosage Patients
5 min twice daily 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Respironics CoughAssist

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Respironics CoughAssist

Duration

Currently using Respironics CoughAssist

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Respironics CoughAssist

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

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

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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

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