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Chest physiotherapy techniques in bronchiectasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22640850     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Bronchiectasis is a persistent and progressive condition characterized by inflammation and infection causing damage that potentiates impaired mucociliary clearance. The rationale for promoting airway clearance is so that purulent secretions are removed from the airways, ameliorating the inflammation and improving control of symptoms such as cough and sputum plugging. Physiotherapists aim to teach patients one of a variety of airway clearance techniques to regularly perform as part of their daily management.
Lizzie J Flude; Penny Agent; Diana Bilton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Physiotherapy Department, The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK.
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