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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE
This study was funded in total by internal funds from the American College of Chest Physicians.