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The Bronchiectasis Toolbox is a multidisciplinary resource for the diagnosis and
management of people with bronchiectasis. The content, based on national and international guidelines, is designed to provide guidance for health professionals who are providing care to children or adults with bronchiectasis.

Endorsed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand


A dysfunctional breathing pattern is often observed in people with chronic sputum retention. This may occur as a consequence of “breathing above sputum” to prevent a cough, the overuse of the accessory muscles of respiration due to chronic shortness of breath, stress or poor posture.

A diaphragmatic breathing pattern is desirable as it enhances peripheral air flow, consequently assisting airway clearance. It is also more energy efficient, reducing oxygen consumption and the work of breathing.

Latest News

New Guidelines on Managing Adult Bronchiectasis

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

With the help of experts from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the bronchiectasis patient advisory group, new guidelines on the management of adult bronchiectasis have been produced using language that is easier for non-healthcare professionals [...]

COPD and bronchiectasis

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

A recent study published in Medical Sciences (April 2017) has shown that patients with both bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience more frequent and longer exacerbations than patients with only COPD. The study, [...]

Aerobika device for bronchiectasis

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The Aerobika® device The Aerobika® device is hand-held, easy-to-use, and drug-free. When the patient exhales through the device, intermittent resistance creates positive pressure and oscillations simultaneously, which stabilises the airways, helps expel the mucus to the upper airways where [...]


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