Suction? PEP? Percussion? Oscillation? Cough assist? With an array of airway clearance therapy options available for respiratory therapists, how do RTs choose the right method for the job?
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Researchers have demonstrated how to make mucus thinner and less sticky so coughing can become a therapeutic aid for patients with lungs diseases like cystic fibrosis.Read More
Airway clearance therapy can help cystic fibrosis patients manage their pulmonary function but it also helps reduce lung infections by improving mucociliary clearance.Read More
Cystic fibrosis is the most common cause of bronchiectasis, however, non-CF bronchiectasis affects a significant percentage of lung disease patients and the number of diagnosed cases continues to grow.Read More
When treating cystic fibrosis, new antibiotics and new takes on old treatment methods are needed to eradicate existing drug-resistant micro-organisms and prevent the development of new ones.Read More