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

ERS Monograph: Bronchiectasis

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The latest European Respiratory Society Monograph: Bronchiectasis is now available! A team of world recognised experts in bronchiectasis have contributed to this monograph, covering topics from diagnosis, pathophysiology, microbiology, comorbidities, clinical features and consequences, medical [...]

3rd World Bronchiectasis Conference

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The 3rd World Bronchiectasis conference was held in July 2018 in Georgetown, Washington DC. With a mix of world class presenters, it provided a comprehensive update on the latest options for management in bronchiectasis and [...]


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