Western researchers find new COPD therapy device makes breathing easier – Western University


A new device designed to help people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD and other mucus producing lung diseases developed by Trudell Medical International has been clinically tested by researchers at Western University and results show it improves breathlessness and the ability to move mucus, as well as betters a patient’s quality of life.

The Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure OPEP Therapy System is a drug-free, easy to use, hand-held device that aims to help people with lung disease breathe easier.

The OPEP device was tested by Dr. David McCormack and Grace Parraga from Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and their team at Robarts Research Institute.

Initial study results showed that participants using it were able to more easily move mucus up and out of the lungs, which allowed for improved breathing and quality of life.

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