New clinical study shows changes in pulmonary outcomes as a result of implementing a Day and Night regimen with Heat and Moisture Exchangers (HMEs).
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of the use of next generation devices (Provox Life) and the establishment of an optimal day and night regimen on pulmonary health, HME adherence and use, sleep, skin irritation, quality of life and participants’ overall satisfaction.
The objectives of the new clinical study were to examine changes in pulmonary and related symptoms using a new generation of Provox Life HMEs. The study was a two-phase clinical trial wherein participants transitioned from Provox® HMEs to comparable Provox Life HMEs while maintaining their current usage patterns. In the second stage, patients used different types of Provox Life HMEs based on the activity, aiming for the highest possible humification for day and night. The following results were reported:
“We’re thrilled to see the benefit that this data will bring to the laryngectomy patient community. The study confirms previous research where we saw significant improvements in pulmonary symptoms when transitioning to a new generation of HMEs, Provox Life. This study underlines the importance of optimizing humidification and breathability during the day and night by using a range of HMEs depending on your activity level to attain longer device adherence,” said Allana Kelley, Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Atos Medical.
On Tuesday, May 16, Principal Investigator, Elizabeth Ward, PhD, discussed the findings from the newly published study. Use the buttons below to register to watch the on-demand, recorded webinar and, if you are requesting ASHA CEUs, complete the post-course evaluation.
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The article, “Post‐laryngectomy pulmonary and related symptom changes following adoption of an optimal day‐and‐night heat and moisture exchanger (HME) regimen", is published in the Head & Neck journal.
Head & Neck Journal is an international multidisciplinary publication of original contributions concerning the diagnosis and management of diseases of the head and neck.
Ward EC, Hancock K,Boxall J, et al. Post-laryngectomy pulmonary and related symptom changes following adoption of an optimal day-and-night heat and moisture exchanger (HME) regimen. Head & Neck. 2023;45(4):939‐951. doi:10.1002/hed.27323