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 Pulmonary Awareness video series.

Helpful Links

  • Allegro Medical
    Medical Equipment Supplier
  • Apria Healthcare
    Medical Equipment Provider
  • CPAPMAN.com
    Respiratory Equipment Retailer
  • Electromed –Smart Vest
    Air clearance System
  • Hill-Rom
    Medical Equipment Provider including The Vest® System and The VitalCoughTM System
  • Invacare
    Medical Equipment Manufacturer
  • Millennium Respiratory Services
    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
  • Resmed
    Nasal masks, Full face masks, Pediatric masks, CPAP, VPAP, Noninvasive ventilation equipment
  • Sleepnet Corp
    Respiratory Mask Manufacturer


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