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The Beneficial Cough

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Coughing to clear the lungs of congestion is fundamental for patients with obstructive lung disorders, neuromuscular diseases and restrictive airway disorders.

Treatment For Neuromuscular Disease

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Neuromuscular diseases are rare conditions affecting the nerves that control voluntary or involuntary muscles. This group of diseases may be genetic and present at birth or acquired later in life.


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Bronchiectasis is a disease that causes the airways or bronchial tubes of the lungs to widen and become flabby. It is caused by infections or other conditions that destroy the smooth muscles surrounding the bronchial tubes and prevents the airways from clearing mucus.

Respiratory Care

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Cystic Fibrosis is characterized by thickened mucus, chronic infection and inflammation of the airways. Patients with this disease engage in daily respiratory therapy. Effective respiratory care can vary widely, depending on the needs of the individual.

Chest Percussion

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Chest Percussion is used to treat individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and other lung diseases such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are in need of airway clearance.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death worldwide, and is becoming increasingly common as the population ages. It is now the third leading cause of death in the United States.  Understanding the problem is …

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment.

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease with a wide range of symptoms that affect everything from how well the lungs, digestive system, and sweat glands function, to fertility. The name “cystic fibrosis” comes from the fibrous scaring …

Chest Percussion versus Vest Therapy for Treating Cystic Fibrosis – a Stanford Study

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Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) performing airway clearance (AC) daily to remove secretions are faced with a broad array of devices and techniques to aid in this process and little to guide them in making an informed choice. …

Occupational Lung Disease

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Occupational Lung Disease Occupational lung disease is a term used for a wide range of diseases caused by repeated exposure to harmful particles, gases, vapors or chemicals. The term occupational lung disease covers a number of conditions that …

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