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Provox® Life™ – Clinically Proven to Reduce Mucus & Coughing

New clinical evidence from a study shows significant improvement in pulmonary symptoms for people living with a laryngectomy when switching to the new product range, Provox Life™ 

Researchers looked at what happened when patients used the Provox Life™ range, compared to when they used their usual products from the previous Provox® range.

The researchers looked at:

  • What impact coughing and mucus had on patients’ everyday life
  • How many hours per day patients were wearing an HME
  • HME removal due to shortness of breath
  • Skin irritation

In summary, the study demonstrated the importance of using better performing HMEs to further compensate for the loss of humidification in laryngectomized people.

  • Provox Life™ improved lung health in people who already used HMEs frequently.
  • Improvements are linked to 24/7 use of higher performing Provox Life™ HMEs.
  • 24/7 HME use is enabled by less shortness of breath and reduced skin irritation which can be reasons to remove the HME.

Main findings in the study

1/3 of patients reported coughing less to clear mucus when using Provox Life

 

Why is this important to me as a laryngectomized patient?

The results of the study clearly show that by wearing better performing HMEs patients were impacted less by coughing and mucus.

All patients in the study use HMEs for more than 20 hours per day

 

Why is this important to me as a laryngectomized patient?

The results of the study show that wearing an HME 24/7 positively impacts lung health and Provox Life™ products help patients to wear HMEs for more hours of the day.

With Provox Life™ patients were more prone to using a nighttime HME

 

Why is this important to me as a laryngectomized patient?

24/7 HME use has a positive impact on lung health and with Provox Life™, more patients used a nighttime HME, which offers higher humidifiction, closer to nose breathing.

Provox Life™ users reported less shortness of breath meaning less need to remove their HME to catch breath

 

Why is this important to me as a laryngectomized patient?

Shortness of breath can stop people from wearing an HME.

Provox Life™ has been specially designed to give excellent humidification while being easy to breathe through, and the findings from the study help to confirm this.

Patients experienced less skin irritation when using Provox Life™

 

Why is this important to me as a laryngectomized patient?

Skin irritation often stops people from wearing an HME, which is vital for good lung health and Provox Life™ products are shown to reduce skin irritation.

Patients preferred Provox Life™ compared to their usual range

 

Why is this important to me as a laryngectomized patient?

Patients reported that this was because the adhesives suited their skin better, and because the HMEs were easier to breathe through.

Reference

Longobardi Y, Galli J, Di Cesare T, D’Alatri L, Settimi S, Mele D, Bussu F, Parrilla C. Optimization of pulmonary outcomes after total laryngectomy: Crossover study on new Heat and Moisture Exchangers. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022