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11 February, 2020

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 and, in some cases, disabling [...]

Military Veterans and Respiratory Diseases2021-08-24T17:41:37-05:00
20 December, 2019

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 of the lungs. They usually [...]

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma, COPD And Bronchiectasis2020-02-18T16:53:11-06:00
19 November, 2019

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 sinusitis which required 3 sinus [...]

Frank’s Story2020-04-27T15:48:33-05:00
29 October, 2019

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 by a range of genetically [...]

CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis2021-08-24T20:18:40-05:00
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 Therapy2019-10-29T14:17:30-05:00
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 AffloVest2019-10-04T16:25:18-05:00
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 Bronchiectasis2021-08-24T20:16:57-05:00
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 Bronchiectasis2020-12-21T19:51:35-06:00
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 Treatment2019-09-04T21:32:57-05:00
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 Bronchiectasis2019-10-04T16:26:51-05:00