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Physiotherapy management of cystic fibrosis.
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PMID:  16281437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For many years physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis (CF) was synonymous with a daily routine of postural drainage and percussion. Improved longevity and a desire for independence, together with a clearer understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease, has led to the development of many airway clearance techniques. The contribution of 'chest' physiotherapy remained unchallenged until recent times when lack of robust evidence and the presentation of asymptomic infants and adults led some physiotherapists to question this traditional approach. As survival increases into the fourth and fifth decade unique complications have evolved and physiotherapy management is challenged with nonrespiratory aspects of treatment. This review will consider the evidence for, and current practice of airway clearance, the value of exercise and the emerging problems of musculoskeletal complications and incontinence.
M E Dodd; S A Prasad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chronic respiratory disease     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1479-9723     ISO Abbreviation:  Chron Respir Dis     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-11     Completed Date:  2005-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101197408     Medline TA:  Chron Respir Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-49     Citation Subset:  IM    
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cystic Fibrosis / rehabilitation*
Physical Therapy Modalities*

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