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Browse our helpful articles, which contain answers to our most frequently asked patient and clinician questions on the various disease states and conditions that commonly cause poor airway clearance and how mobile high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) airway clearance therapy is a beneficial airway clearance treatment for respiratory diseases, such as bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and neuromuscular diseases.

Franks Story

Frank Stone's AffloVest Story I was born with a serious condition called bronchiectasis and after 12 bouts with pneumonia, my lower left lobe was removed at age 13 at Boston Children's Hospital. In addition to the removal of my lower left lobe, I also have [...]

CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis

CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is the term used to refer to dilatation of the airways in the lungs (also known as bronchi) that is usually permanent and is associated with symptoms of cough, excess mucus production and recurring respiratory infections.  It can be caused [...]

Airway Clearance in Neuromuscular Disorders

Airway Clearance in Neuromuscular Disorders Respiratory health is crucial for children and adults with neuromuscular disorders. These disorders progressively weaken muscles, often including the respiratory muscles.  Severely weakened respiratory muscles most commonly occurs in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal muscle atrophy (SMA) type [...]

Importance of Airway Clearance

Importance of Airway Clearance The airways of the lungs are made up of a series of branching tubes called bronchi and smaller ones called bronchioles. These tubes help the lungs bring oxygen into the body and remove carbon dioxide from the body. The airways have a [...]

Reimbursement Coverage for AffloVest

Reimbursement Coverage for AffloVest Help to get your Airway Clearance Therapy paid for Navigating the reimbursement process from an insurance company can be frustrating and complicated at times. Coverage criteria and documentation requirements can vary for patient to patient, largely depending on their medical condition and [...]

Inception Study: 3 Months of AffloVest Usage

Clinician Paper on Reported Outcomes on Inception of AffloVest Two 17-Year-Old Female Patients With Cystic Fibrosis During The First Three Months Of AffloVest Usage Conducted by:  Madeline Vollers BS, Michael Cooper RT, Chicago, IL High frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) vest therapy is a cornerstone [...]

What is High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO)?

What is High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO)? A Breakthrough in Airway Clearance Therapy Our lungs are constantly producing mucus. It is our natural way to keep the lungs clear of infection. In healthy lungs, patients swallow the mucus naturally. When a person is no longer able [...]

Airway Clearance Therapy for NTM Patients

Benefits of Airway Clearance Therapy in Patients with Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) is an infection caused by bacteria that is inhaled in through the nose and mouth. NTM bacteria are common in the everyday environment and can be found in places such as common [...]

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