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dc.contributor.authorLee, Annemarie L-
dc.contributor.authorButton, Brenda M-
dc.contributor.authorTannenbaum, Esta-Lee-
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Pediatrics 2017; 5: 2en_US
dc.description.abstractCommon symptoms of chronic suppurative lung disease or bronchiectasis in children and adolescents are chronic cough with sputum production, retention of excess secretions in dilated airways, and a history of recurrent infections. Clinical management includes the prescription of airway-clearance techniques (ACTs) to facilitate mucociliary clearance, optimize sputum expectoration, relieve symptoms, and improve well-being. A wide range of ACTs are available for selection, and these strategies may be applied in isolation or in combination. The choice of technique will depend in part on the age of the child, their clinical state, and factors which may influence treatment adherence. While the evidence base for ACTs in children and adolescent with these conditions is not robust, the current available evidence in addition to clinical expertise provides guidance for technique prescription and clinical effect. An overview of the most commonly applied ACTs, including their physiological rationale and discussion of factors influencing prescription in children and adolescents is outlined in this review.en_US
dc.subjectAirway-clearance techniquesen_US
dc.subjectPositive expiratory pressureen_US
dc.subjectMucus productionen_US
dc.subjectBreathing techniquesen_US
dc.titleAirway-clearance techniques in children and adolescents with chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasisen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleFrontiers in Pediatricsen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationInstitute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationPhysiotherapy, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationPhysiotherapy, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Physiotherapy, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen_US
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