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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.

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence

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. [...]

The Importance of Respiratory Health in Neurological Disorders

The Importance of Respiratory Health in Neurological Disorders Patients with certain neurological diseases such as Tay-Sachs, Canavan and Sandhoff are at increased risk of developing chest infections, respiratory complications as well as respiratory failure due to respiratory muscular weakness and the inability to clear excess [...]

Military Veterans and Respiratory Diseases

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 [...]

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma, COPD And Bronchiectasis

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 [...]

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 [...]

HFCWO IRB Study

Landmark Pulmonary Clinical Study Published in Respiratory Therapy "Effect of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Vests on Spirometry Measurements" International Biophysics Corporation announces the publication of a clinical study on the mode of action of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vests.  The study, Effect of High [...]

Frank’s Story

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 [...]

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 [...]

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