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32nd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

W09--PT&RT: *Pro/Con: Current Debate in Pulmonary Treatments

Oct 18, 2018 9:45am ‐ Oct 18, 2018 11:05am


In this session, recent evidence will be presented on current debatable topics in the areas of exercise, airway clearance and inhaled medications. Specifically, discussions pertaining to optimal modalities and methods for airway clearance will ensue along with the potential utility of field tests to quantify exercise capacity in the clinic. Attendees should be prepared to interact with the speakers and audience members to debate the pros and cons of the presented topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Formulate a rationale for a sequence of respiratory treatments in obtaining desired clinical outcomes and patient adherence.
  • Discuss concerns and benefits of mobile high-frequency chest wall oscillation devices as compared to their standard counterparts.
  • Explain the potential role of exercise in facilitating airway clearance and distinguish between the information gained from formal aerobic exercise tests compared to clinical field tests.

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