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Airway Clearance Blog

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.

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a common genetic disease within the Caucasian population in the United States. The disease occurs in 1 in 2,500 to 3,500 Caucasian newborns. Cystic fibrosis is less common in other ethnic groups, affecting about 1 in 17,000 African Americans and 1 [...]

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD Not all patients with chronic airway disease have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Nonspecific symptoms, such as cough and dyspnea can easily be applied in support of an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis [...]

Preventing that Next Virus

Preventing that Next Virus With an on-going respiratory related pandemic and the upcoming flu season it is imperative that a preventative healthcare strategy is implemented to promote good, bronchial hygiene for your at-risk pulmonary patient so they can be in the best health possible for [...]

52 ICD10 Codes for HFCWO Therapy

52 ICD-10 HCPC Codes for HFCWO Therapy The saying, “one for all, and all for one” made popular from the French novel, The Three Musketeers, is a nice thought but it is unrealistic in healthcare as one treatment cannot solve everything.  But there is one [...]

Cystic Fibrosis and Benefits of Exercise

Cystic Fibrosis and the Benefits of Exercise Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, causing the CFTR protein to malfunction.  CF affects many systems in the body, but mainly the lungs.1 The [...]

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation The Legacy Foundation is about inspiring people with cystic fibrosis to live fully and dream big in spite of the challenges they face every day. The Legacy Project has partnered with International Biophysics Corporation, manufacturer of the AffloVest®, to deliver their next [...]

Respiratory Related Issues in Firefighters

Respiratory Related Issues in Firefighters Although in recent years improved respiratory protection has become available to protect firefighters from the fire environment, weight and bulk limitations still make adequate protection difficult.1 Numerous investigations and case reports have identified the potential for chronic pulmonary dysfunction to [...]

Disorder of the Diaphragms in COPD Patients

Disorder of the Diaphragms in COPD Patients Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing.1 A chest X-Ray image of COPD patients may reveal enlarged lungs, [...]

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