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A doctor in Bangladesh has repurposed a plastic shampoo bottle to help save infants suffering from pneumonia. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks to Dr Mohammod Chisti about his life-saving innovation.
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What do you think of this invention? Do you think this will be helpful?
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Oh for Pete's sake people! Stop carping and rejoice that he was resourceful enough to find a way in an impoverished area to save children. Geez.
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It is a home made bubble CPAP system. Bubble CPAP can be used in the NICU. He did not invent the idea, just thought of a home made version with no safety systems like a pressure pop-off valve help prevent dangerous side effects like a pneumothorax.. Also it is not a ventilator, ventilators are machines that can breath for you or support your breathing in many ways, and are microprocessor life saving devices.
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Bubble CPAP IS positive end pressure which supports breathing and maintain lung inflation. And are not 15000 but in fact a under 100$ system. This misinformation is one of the many reasons why people do not trust healthcare systems.
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His idea saved childrens lives in countries who aren't blessed enough to have more technological medicine so kudos to him!
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That’s not a ventilator. It’s a humidifier and they don’t cost $15,000. I ventilator is a highly sophisticated machine that ventilates lungs through an endotracheal tube through varies modes to get peak effectiveness. Fake news.
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My husband was in hospital with double pneumonia a few years ago and a young doctor gave him a bottle just like this and told him to blow bubbles in the water. It was amazing how well it worked and eased his coughing. This happened five years ago in Albury NSW public hospital, and we were told to take it home with us when he was released. He got another bout a couple of years later, and I immediately got the bottle out, he did not need hospital the second time.
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This is incredibly resourceful, useful and certainly helpful. But IT IS NOT A VENTILATOR. It functions like a bubble CPAP device which will certainly help to keep the child's ( or anybody's) alveoli (air sacs) open. Very impressive though.
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The people that make the real bottle should be ashamed over price that is what is wrong with are pharmaceutical and medical systems let children die who needs this thank you doctor for making them one.
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It isn't a ventilator. Not to diminish his work, of course. It's a CPAP, which is just what these kids need.
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This is actually not a ventilator there isn’t any ventilatory support to maintain normal breathing. Ventilators are considered to be life support devices, the demonstrated device here is not a life support device.
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What is actually being demonstrated is water column CPAP or bubble CPAP the original way CPAP was delivered to premature babies prior to the advent of CPAP machines. I’m by no means discrediting what this man has done, but it needs clarification that he is not the inventor or developer of this idea. Nor should the general public be informed that this is a ventilator.
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