Journal article

Treating Cough Due to Non-CF and CF Bronchiectasis With Nonpharmacological Airway Clearance CHEST Expert Panel Report

Adam T Hill, Alan F Barker, Donald C Bolser, Paul Davenport, Belinda Ireland, Anne B Chang, Stuart B Mazzone, Lorcan McGarvey

CHEST | ELSEVIER | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In bronchiectasis due to cystic fibrosis (CF) and other causes, airway clearance is one of the mainstays of management. We conducted a systematic review on airway clearance by using non-pharmacological methods as recommended by international guidelines to develop recommendations or suggestions to update the 2006 CHEST guideline on cough. METHODS: The systematic search for evidence examined the question, "Is there evidence of clinically important treatment effects for non-pharmacological therapies in cough treatment for patients with bronchiectasis?" Populations selected were all patients with bronchiectasis due to CF or non-CF bronchiectasis. The interventions explored were the n..

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