What is Respironics?

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
Breathing difficulty 4 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 2
Cystic fibrosis 1 0
Excess saliva 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
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Respironics

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Respironics

Dosage Patients
3 other daily 1
90 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Respironics

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Respironics

Duration

Currently using Respironics

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Respironics

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
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 1
Not specified 5
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3 patient evaluations for Respironics

Jun 24, 2009 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I did not like this machine, it never felt good for me and did not do any good that I could detect!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Sep 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Daily

Jan 27, 2009 (Started Sep 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Keeps lungs maximum capacity

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 10, 2009 (Started Mar 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: After you get used to it, it becomes very helpful in keeping your lungs open and stablized my FVC

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Mar 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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