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The Long-term Effect of High-Frequency Chest Compression Therapy on Pulmonary Complications of Cystic Fibrosis

Warwick WJ, et al. | Pediatric Pulmonology | 1991

A physician holds a patient's hand while the patient rests in a Hillrom hospital bed.

This study examines the effects of a high-frequency chest compression device (HFCC) for clearance of mucous secretions from airways on sixteen cystic fibrosis patients. When utilizing the device consisting of a variable air-pulse delivery system and a non-stretch inflatable vest, 94% of patients' regression line slopes for percent predicted forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) became more positive during self-administered HFCC therapy (P < 0.001). 

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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Respiratory Care

Content Type: Journal Articles

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Reference: Warwick WJ, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 1991;11:265-271.