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
If taught appropriately, the forced expiration technique (FET) is probably the most effective airways clearance technique. When combined with breathing control it is a manoeuvre used to move secretions downstream towards the mouth. It can be used as a stand-alone technique but should always be included in any airway clearance routine and taught by a health care professional with experience in teaching this technique. Clinical experience shows that patients often fail to do this manoeuvre as effectively as they could.
A study using UK primary care data found pre-existing coronary heart disease (CHD) (OR 1.33, 95% CI 1.25 to 1.41) and stroke (OR 1.92, 95% CI 1.85 to 2.01) were higher in people with bronchiectasis [...]
The information on this website is not to be relied upon by an individual in substitution for advice by a health care professional who has regard for the individual’s circumstances, nor in substitution for the relationship between a patient, or website visitor, and their doctor or physiotherapist.