Clinical Results for Mucociliary Clearance in COPD
In a recent clinical trial conducted at The WNY VA Medical Center by the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine, the performance of the Therapeutic Lung Flute was compared to that of the Acapella device.
In this 8-week trial, changes in 24-hour sputum collection was the primary endpoint.
Secondary endpoints were changes in spirometry and quality of life. Changes in the quality of life questionnaires were noted for both devices. A larger reduction in symptoms was seen with the Lung Flute with the CCQ.
However, the differences between the two devices were not statistically significant. Disease related health status is an important efficacy end point in COPD.
The Lung Flute did show larger improvements in health status than the other device as measured by the SGRQ, though the difference did not reach statistical significance.
The Lung Flute presents a safe, effective, convenient and rapid method of secretion mobilisation.
Niche Medical | Solutions in Respiratory Care & Diagnosis
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Pulmonary Function Testing
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EasyOne Diagnostic Spirometers, Bedfont Smokerlyzer CO (Carbon Monoxide) Monitors, Bedfont ToxCO Monitors for CO (Carbon Monoxide) Poisoning, Vapotherm High-Flow Humidification via Nasal Cannula, EasyOne Pro Portable DLCO System, Mini-Wright Digital FEV1 / PEF Meters, Hans Rudolph Volume Calibration Syringes, One Way Valve Mouthpieces, LiteAire Disposable Cardboard Spacers, Ultrasonic Nebulisers, Portable Ultrasonic Nebuliser, Sidestream and Ventstream Jet Nebulisers, Porta-Neb Compressor System, Sidestream Jet Nebuliser Kits, System 22 Aerosol / Oxygen Mask Kits and Tracheostomy Masks.