4 October, 2019

Airway Clearance in Neuromuscular Disorders


Airway Clearance in Neuromuscular Disorders Respiratory health is crucial for children and adults with neuromuscular diseases. These diseases 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 Disorders2019-10-08T17:31:30+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 Therapy2019-10-04T16:23:37+00:00
24 April, 2019

Traveling with the AffloVest


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


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
1 February, 2019

Dr. Barker Explains Bronchiectasis


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
21 January, 2019

Under-diagnosis of Bronchiectasis Hinders Treatment


Under-Diagnosis of Bronchiectasis Hinders Treatment Bronchiectasis (BE) is increasing in prevalence, requiring a greater awareness of the disease.  Bronchiectasis most often arises from several different causes.   The most common symptom that is associated with a diagnosis is a persistent cough, which is a common presentation in various respiratory diseases and illnesses. The commonality of [...]

Under-diagnosis of Bronchiectasis Hinders Treatment2019-09-04T21:32:57+00:00
21 January, 2019

Vicious Cycle of Bronchiectasis


The Vicious Cycle of Bronchiectasis Living with a Lung Disease When a patient is diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a plan for long-term monitoring and care is critical. Some patients experience daily and burdensome symptoms that worsen upon exacerbation. Bronchiectasis moves in a vicious cycle with the potential to cause increasing amounts of damage to airways. [...]

Vicious Cycle of Bronchiectasis2019-10-04T16:26:51+00:00
21 January, 2019

COPD and Non-CF Bronchiectasis in the US


Prevalence of COPD and Non-CF Bronchiectasis in the US Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis are diseases of the lungs affecting a person’s ability to breathe and leading to decreased quality of life. Collectively characterized by airflow blockage, bronchial dilation, inflammation and scarring, these diseases often co-exist but require different [...]

COPD and Non-CF Bronchiectasis in the US2019-10-04T16:27:09+00:00
18 January, 2019

Bronchiectasis Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options


Bronchiectasis Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options Bronchiectasis is when the airway walls thicken or enlarge due to chronic inflammation and recurring lung infections. Bronchiectasis damages the airways, which makes it hard for mucus to leave the body. As a result, mucus builds up in the lungs, attracting bacteria and microbes that lead to infection. [...]

Bronchiectasis Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options2019-10-07T19:52:42+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