Humidification therapy

    Upper airway humidification during a medical gas inhalation treatment is very important. Inadequate moistening may lead to disorders ranging from drought to infections of the mucous membranes or bronchial lesions and also a decrease in lung compliance. Patients with severe COPD , assisted with oxygen round the clock, are particularly sensitive to the quality of humidification. Conventional microbubbling humidifiers can reach humidification levels of 60 to 70% relative humidity.