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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


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.

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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 [...]

Pulmonary rehabilitation for bronchiectasis

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Pulmonary rehabilitation is routinely recommended for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), but recent studies have highlighted that people diagnosed with bronchiectasis can also achieve benefit. The Clinical Practice Guideline from the Thoracic Society [...]


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