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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.

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD Not all patients with chronic airway disease have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Nonspecific symptoms, such as cough and dyspnea can easily be applied in support of an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis [...]

67 ICD10 Codes for HFCWO Therapy

67 ICD-10 HCPC Codes for HFCWO Therapy The saying, “one for all, and all for one” made popular from the French novel, The Three Musketeers, is a nice thought but it is unrealistic in healthcare as one treatment cannot solve everything.  But there is one therapy option [...]

Cystic Fibrosis and Benefits of Exercise

Cystic Fibrosis and the Benefits of Exercise Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, causing the CFTR protein to malfunction.  CF affects many systems in the body, but mainly the lungs.1 The [...]

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation The Legacy Foundation is about inspiring people with cystic fibrosis to live fully and dream big in spite of the challenges they face every day. The Legacy Project has partnered with Tactile Medical, manufacturer of the AffloVest®, to deliver their next generation [...]

Disorder of the Diaphragms in COPD Patients

Disorder of the Diaphragm in COPD Patients Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing.1 A chest X-Ray image of COPD patients may reveal enlarged lungs, [...]

Laura Goodkind – A Journey to the Paralympics

Laura Goodkind – A Journey to the Paralympics When Laura was born three months premature, she spent the first part of her life in the NICU connected to machines, such as CPAP, heart rate monitors and feeding tubes, struggling to survive. By age one, Laura [...]

Cerebral Palsy and Airway Clearance

Cerebral Palsy and the Need for Airway Clearance What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to or abnormalities inside [...]

How Pulmonary Patients Can Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How Pulmonary Patients Can Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic Living with a chronic respiratory condition such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, COPD or asthma can significantly compromise the immune system, making patients more vulnerable to bacteria, viruses, developing an infection or exacerbation.  With the emergence [...]


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