Secretion clearance

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A new paper showed improved pulmonary outcomes with use of the AffloVest in patients with respiratory conditions.
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Daily use of the Aerobika device for three to four weeks produced significant improvements in clinical and patient reported outcomes for COPD.
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RT consulted with some leading device manufacturers about today’s airway clearance products and the industry and technology trends in the next few years.
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RespirTech has introduced a new remote monitoring system that wirelessly transmits spirometry and HFCC airway clearance data for treatment of cystic fibrosis patients.
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International Biophysics Corp has announced that it will now manufacture its medical device AffloVest in the US.
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High-frequency chest compression therapy, also known as high-frequency chest wall oscillation, has become a standard airway clearance treatment for patients with CF, bronchiectasis, and more.
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Monaghan Medical has released a new manometer adapter for its Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device to help RTs administer airway clearance therapy.
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A review of airway clearance therapies for CF patients showed that patients using positive expiratory pressure (PEP) devices reported lower exacerbation rates when compared to other techniques.
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RT magazine's annual Buyer's Guide is now available for 2016. Included in the guide are over 200 company manufacturers and distributors of respiratory, emergency medicine, critical care, and sleep products.
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Salter's new devices include neonatal nasal CPAP and oxygen securement devices, ET tubes with polyurethane thin cuffs, divided capnography cannulas, aerosol nebulizers and masks.
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RespirTech is now offering new vest patterns and custom decorative decals for its inCourage Airway Clearance System, used to treat cystic fibrosis, COPD, and bronchiectasis.
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RT's 2015 Product Guide, which includes more than 75 leading respiratory care products, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
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There are several therapeutic techniques for airway clearance. But with all the options, how does an RT decide which is the most effective for the patient?
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RT spotlights 9 secretion clearance devices from leading manufacturers like Hill-Rom, VORTRAN, Dima Italia, Electromed, and RespirTech.
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Recent trends, such as the move toward home healthcare, have influenced new innovation in secretion clearance technology and will continue to shape this market in the future.
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Gone are the days when an RT had to use muscle alone to clear lung secretions. Technology has made this more efficient, effective, and patient friendly.
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Westmed's Vibralung Acoustical Percussor is designed for conditions that involve increased mucus production, infection and inspissation of secretions, and defective mucociliary clearance.
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RT Magazine's annual Product Guide, which includes more than 60 of the newest respiratory care products from 50 leading manufacturers, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
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RT spotlights 4 secretion clearance devices from leading manufacturers Hill-Rom, Electromed, and General Physiotherapy.
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Though nursing and physician training is comprehensive, RTs have more specialized knowledge in the respiratory system and many believe the job of airway clearance and tracheostomy care should fall to them.