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Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a multisystem disorder affecting all body systems. Treatment often includes a variety of medical supports and equipment. 

Duchenne affects your muscles—including those important for breathing. Lung muscles will get weaker as you grow older. There a number of equipment interventions available for help with breathing and coughing. Please be sure to consult with your physician first prior to making decisions about which interventions make the most sense. Below you will find a list of vendors associated with pulmonary care. Be sure to visit PPMD’s section on caring for your lungs for more information on care.

Also, check out PPMD's 3-part webinar series on pulmonary care

Helpful Links

  • Allegro Medical

    Medical Equipment Supplier

  • Apria Healthcare

    Medical Equipment Provider


    Respiratory Equipment Retailer

  • Electromed –Smart Vest

    Air clearance System

  • Hill-Rom

    As seen at the Annual Connect Conference, Washington D.C. 2015! Medical Equipment Provider including The Vest® System and The VitalCoughTM System

  • Invacare

    Medical Equipment Manufacturer

  • Millennium Respiratory Services

    As seen at the Annual Connect Conference, Washington D.C. 2015 and Orlando 2016! Clinical respiratory home care featuring Neuro-Respiratory interventions, Noninvasive Volume Ventiltion, Insufflator/Exsufflator (cough assist) and EtCO2 monitoring

  • PARI

    Nebulizers, Compressors, Respiratory Masks Provider

  • Percussionaire

    Respiratory Equipment Manufacturer

  • Phillips Respironics

    Respiratory Equipment Manufacturer

  • Preferred Health Choice

    Medical Equipment Retailer

  • Resmed

    Nasal masks, Full face masks, Pediatric masks, CPAP, VPAP, Noninvasive ventilation equipment

  • RespirTech

    As seen at the Annual Connect Conference, Washington D.C. 2015! The inCourage® Airway Clearance System – High frequency chest compression therapy for respiratory airway clearance.

  • Sleepnet Corp

    Respiratory Mask Manufacturer

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