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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.

The Vicious Cycle of Bronchiectasis

The Vicious Cycle of Bronchiectasis The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. According to a recent paper, bronchiectasis falls into this category of insanity due to its’ patient variability and being a heterogeneous disease with numerous, different underlying [...]

Bronchiectasis and Treatment Options

Bronchiectasis and Treatment Options What is Bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is a condition affecting the airways in the lungs that causes cough, increased mucus production, and recurrent lung infections.¹ The symptoms are caused by abnormal widening of the airways of the lung, also known as bronchi. The [...]

COPD Readmissions and Root Cause

COPD Readmissions and Root Cause 22.6%. This is the percentage of COPD patients readmitted within 30-days of hospital discharge.¹ This is a number physicians, clinicians and hospital management know all too well. This number can cause anxiety among healthcare professionals due to the lack of [...]

What’s New in Pneumonia – Nothing Really

What’s New in Pneumonia – Nothing Really The mortality rate from pneumonia in the United States has had limited improvement since antibiotics became widespread more than 50 years ago.¹ Pneumonia is the most common cause of hospital admissions for U.S. adults other than childbirth. About [...]

Keeping Airways Clear in COPD

Keeping Airways Clear in COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that impedes airflow from the lungs. The statistics on the prevalence of COPD are well known:¹ More than 16.4 million people diagnosed with COPD in the U.S. Millions more [...]

Respiratory Care Awareness

Respiratory Care Awareness With over 51 million people in the U.S. having a chronic lung disease and over 200,00 deaths each year due to respiratory illnesses (pre-pandemic) there needs to be a continued focus on respiratory care¹’². Since Respiratory Care Week is fast approaching it [...]

Preventing that Next Virus

Preventing that Next Virus With an on-going respiratory related pandemic and the upcoming flu season it is imperative that a preventative healthcare strategy is implemented to promote good, bronchial hygiene for your at-risk pulmonary patient so they can be in the best health possible for [...]

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a common genetic disease within the Caucasian population in the United States. The disease occurs in 1 in 2,500 to 3,500 Caucasian newborns. Cystic fibrosis is less common in other ethnic groups, affecting about 1 in 17,000 African Americans and 1 [...]


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