18 February, 2020

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence

2020-02-18T17:23:32+00:00

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence Bronchiectasis (bron-kee-eck-tuh-sis) is a chronic lung condition in which the breathing tubes, also known as airways or bronchi, become abnormally dilated. While there are many causes, damage to the airways by lung infection is the most common. These damaged airways can no [...]

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence2020-02-18T17:23:32+00:00
11 February, 2020

Military Veterans and Respiratory Diseases

2020-02-18T16:52:53+00:00

Military Veterans and Chronic Respiratory Diseases Since 2001, more than 3 million United States military men and women have deployed overseas. In recent years, indications have emerged that U.S. military personnel that have deployed may be at a greater risk for developing lung disease symptoms and, in some cases, disabling [...]

Military Veterans and Respiratory Diseases2020-02-18T16:52:53+00:00
20 December, 2019

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma, COPD And Bronchiectasis

2020-02-18T16:53:11+00:00

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma, COPD And Bronchiectasis Diseases of the airways of the lungs are common and can include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis. These diseases affect the airways of the lungs that carry oxygen and other gases into and out of the lungs. They usually [...]

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma, COPD And Bronchiectasis2020-02-18T16:53:11+00:00
19 November, 2019

Frank’s Story

2019-12-19T18:53:07+00:00

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 sinusitis which required 3 sinus [...]

Frank’s Story2019-12-19T18:53:07+00:00
29 October, 2019

CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis

2019-12-19T18:53:52+00:00

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

2020-02-11T21:08:31+00:00

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 Disorders2020-02-11T21:08:31+00:00
12 June, 2019

Bronchiectasis and Airway Clearance Therapy

2019-10-29T14:17:30+00:00

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
24 April, 2019

Traveling with the AffloVest

2019-10-04T16:25:18+00:00

Traveling made easy with AffloVest Break free from restrictions, take airway clearance therapy new places! As the first truly portable, battery-operated HFCWO therapy vest, the AffloVest was specifically engineered and designed to give patients freedom and mobility while doing their airway clearance therapy. AffloVest is designed to deliver seamless mobility, without [...]

Traveling with the AffloVest2019-10-04T16:25:18+00:00
27 February, 2019

Treating Bronchiectasis

2020-03-06T17:09:05+00:00

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 Bronchiectasis2020-03-06T17:09:05+00:00
1 February, 2019

Dr. Barker Explains Bronchiectasis

2019-10-04T16:26:00+00:00

Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Bronchiectasis: The Role of Airway Clearance Therapy My name is Dr. Alan Barker. I'm a professor of Respiratory Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. I've been on the faculty and in clinical practice for 41 years. I have been [...]

Dr. Barker Explains Bronchiectasis2019-10-04T16:26:00+00:00