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18January, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Facts

Cystic Fibrosis Facts Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that leads to recurrent sinus and pulmonary infections, as well as gastrointestinal problems. There are about 30,000 people with cystic fibrosis in the United States and approximately 70,000 people worldwide. Sixty years ago, children diagnosed with CF usually did not survive childhood. However, due to improved therapies, medications and technological advancements, the average life expectancy [...]

11January, 2019

Airway Clearance Technique: Chest Physical Therapy

Airway Clearance Technique: Chest Physical Therapy 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 order to get oxygen. This difficulty can lead to a vicious [...]

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