16 December, 2019

The Choice is Yours


The choice is YOURS when it comes to airway clearance therapy When patients with chronic lung diseases are tethered by an old-fashioned air bladder compressor-style vest, they’re a shadow of themselves. The bulky tubes… the isolation… the noise… and the heavy generators have taken away their [...]

The Choice is Yours2019-12-19T18:48:02+00:00
29 October, 2019

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 by a range of genetically [...]

CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis2019-12-19T18:53:52+00:00
4 October, 2019

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 1, muscular dystrophy (MS) and [...]

Airway Clearance in Neuromuscular Disorders2019-10-22T14:17:50+00:00
13 September, 2019

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 coating of mucus to help [...]

Importance of Airway Clearance2019-10-29T14:12:26+00:00
6 August, 2019

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 technique in managing cystic fibrosis. [...]

Inception Study: 3 Months of AffloVest Usage2019-10-22T14:20:14+00:00
16 July, 2019

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 to effectively clear mucus from [...]

What is High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO)?2019-10-29T14:14:54+00:00
20 June, 2019

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 water sources and soil. It [...]

Airway Clearance Therapy for NTM Patients2019-10-29T14:16:01+00:00
12 June, 2019

Bronchiectasis and Airway Clearance Therapy


Bronchiectasis and Airway Clearance Therapy Breakthrough in the Treatment of Lung Diseases Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung infection that is triggered by a number of conditions including pneumonia, a weakened immune system, an allergic reaction termed allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), aspiration, cystic fibrosis, problems with the cilia that line the airways of [...]

Bronchiectasis and Airway Clearance Therapy2019-10-29T14:17:30+00:00
27 February, 2019

Treating Bronchiectasis


The role of airway clearance therapy in treating bronchiectasis Lung damage caused by bronchiectasis often worsens over the course of the disease. After the initial trigger and during subsequent infections, increased inflammation in the lungs makes it difficult for patients to clear mucus secretions. Mucus buildup encourages the development of additional infections, thereby [...]

Treating Bronchiectasis2019-09-05T14:02:23+00:00
11 January, 2019

Airway Clearance Technique: Chest Physical Therapy


Chest Physical Therapy An Airway Clearance Technique Chest Physiotherapy is a cornerstone airway clearance therapy when treating pulmonary disorders such as cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis in order to improve lung function. When a patient is unable to clear mucus, breathing becomes hard work. He or she must expend extra effort and energy in [...]

Airway Clearance Technique: Chest Physical Therapy2019-10-04T16:28:05+00:00