[High frequency chest compression for ambulatory pulmonary physical therapy in patients with cystic fibrosis]

Pichon Riviere A, Augustovski F, Garcia Marti S, Glujovsky D, Alcaraz A, Lopez A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32014000282
Authors' objectives: To assess the available evidence on the efficacy, safety and issues related with use coverage policies of the high-frequency chest compressor for ambulatory lung physical therapy in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Authors' recommendations: The available evidence, of moderate methodological quality, shows that HFCC would be as effective as CCPT and the remaining devices to achieve adequate secretion mobilization. The decision about which technique to use should take into account aspects such as accessibility, costs and patient preference. Studies with enough power are needed to assess the impact of the self-administered techniques on quality of life, as well as economic assessments which evaluate the cost of the intervention during the patients' life.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Chest Wall Oscillation
  • Cystic Fibrosis
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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