Portable options for patient freedom
Beyond OSA, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are also common respiratory conditions that impact the quality of life for patients and may limit their freedom to travel and participate in activities outside the home. In Malaysia, respiratory disorders are the top three principal causes of hospitalisation and death in Malaysia. The prevalence of asthma in children and adults is estimated at 8.9% to 13% and 6.3% respectively while the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is estimated at 3.4–6.5% depending on definitions used4.
With the quality of life among millions of Malaysians impacted, there is a clear need to have innovative medical devices to help ensure that respiratory issues don’t hinder the health or active lifestyle of these patients.
Asthma and COPD can be made more manageable with the correct therapy, such as nebulised medications. To offer patients more flexibility, Philips’ InnoSpire Go – their smallest and lightest portable hand-held nebuliser system, is designed to deliver medication in just four minutes, reducing treatment time by up to 25 percent5. Weighing just 111g and measuring just under 14cm, the InnoSpire Go is almost as small as a regular dosing inhaler, putting hospital-grade nebuliser technology into the hands of the user for portable, fast and effective medication delivery.
For COPD patients who require oxygen therapy, the SimplyGo portable oxygen concentrator (POC) frees them to leave the home. Offering continuous flow and pulse-dose delivery in a device weighing less than 5kg, the SimplyGo also has more than twice the oxygen output of any POC of equivalent weight. To extend the patient’s time away from home, the SimplyGo's lightweight and compact battery is easily accessible and can be quickly changed by patients.
For even more demanding mobility needs, patients can opt for the SimplyGo Mini, the smallest and lightest portable oxygen concentrator from Philips yet. Built for the demands of today’s active patients, this lightweight POC is designed and rigorously tested to be reliable and durable in real-world environments, just like its bigger counterpart SimplyGo. With a standard battery, the SimplyGo Mini weighs only 2.3kg.
Learn more about the DreamStation Go with Heated Humidifier here. Find out more about the InnoSpire Go here, the SimplyGo here and the SimplyGo Mini here.
For more information on Philips' Sleep and Respiratory Care portfolio in Malaysia, please visit https://www.philips.com.my/healthcare/solutions/sleep-and-respiratory-care. Speak to your doctor about the best product that suits your needs.