Comparison of High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation With Differing Waveforms for Airway Clearance in Cystic Fibrosis.
Airway clearance techniques (ACT) are a mainstay of cystic fibrosis treatment, however, very little evidence for its effectiveness exists. This study utilized a carefully controlled and blinded cross-over trial to compare two modes of ACT using high-frequency chest wall oscillation. The findings of no significant difference between the modalities in sputum production, ease of cough, or comfort indicate that both are effective and well tolerated. This is important to practitioners who must choose which methods of ACT to recommend to patients with cystic fibrosis.
Reprinted with permission from Chest. [C] 2007 American College of Chest Physicians.
Abstract commentaries submitted by Anne K. Swisher PT, PhD, CCS
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|Title Annotation:||Commentary on Current Literature|
|Author:||Kempainen, R.R.; Williams, C.B.; Hazelwood, A.; Rubin, B.K.; Mila, C.E.|
|Publication:||Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2008|
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