Airway Clearance Devices For Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Test results of an airway cleanser for the treatment of cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (cystic fibrosis, CF) is a genetic disease that results in an impaired ability to clear mucus from the lungs.

This makes it difficult to eradicate the pathogens, so that people with CF can develop chronic lung infections and inflammation.

Respiratory cleansers are commonly used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis to clear secretions. A respiratory cleanser applies a drum to the ribs to stimulate a cough.

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The airway cleanser for cystic fibrosis treatment consists of electric and non-electric percussion devices and a vibrator. Unfortunately, there is little comparative data available to educate consumers about their capabilities.

In the absence of information, on 27 June 2011, the Med System performed a comparative pulse strength test on four airway cleaning devices: Electro Flo® 5000, Fluid Flo® 2500, G5 Flimm-Fighter, and G5 Vibracare.

For the Electro Flo®5000, pulse power is measured as power at the lowest and highest frequency settings. It is measured as peak pulse power on the Fluid Flo® 2500, while in other respiratory cleansers it is measured as power in each setting.

These tests have shown that the Electro Flo® 5000 and Fluid Flo®2500 respiratory cleaners provide significantly more pulse power than the G5 Flimm-Fighter or G5 Vibracare, which are important considerations for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

In addition, the Electro Flo® 5000 airway cleaner with power multiplication technology offers 25 target settings so power and frequency can be precisely matched to each lung.