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

Virgilio S, Ciapponi A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A.
Record ID 32018001531
Original Title: Compresor torácico de alta frecuencia para terapia física pulmonar ambulatoria en pacientes con fibrosis quística
Authors' recommendations: CONCLUSIONS Low-quality evidence might suggest that respiratory therapy using a high frequency chest compression vest does not show differences in the number of exacerbations, hospitalizations, lung volume and capacity when compared with other respiratory therapy modalities, such as positive expiratory pressure or conventional respiratory therapy in patients with cystic fibrosis. Most clinical practice guidelines surveyed consider the high frequency chest compressor vest as a treatment alternative for patients with cystic fibrosis; however they do not consider that any of the respiratory devices is better than the other. The United States and United Kingdom public and private sponsors surveyed cover this technology for patients with cystic fibrosis who have failed to other respiratory therapy modalities and with specific indications by the treating team and who have failed to the other therapeutic alternatives. The Latin American public health sponsors surveyed do not mention this technology in their coverage plan. No studies assessing the cost-effectiveness of high frequency chest compression vests have been found for patients with cystic fibrosis in Argentina.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2019
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chest Wall Oscillation
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
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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