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Pediatrics: Pediatric Pulmonary |

A Comparison of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation and MetaNeb System for Airway Clearance in Tracheostomy Dependant Pediatric Patients

Aneela Bidiwala, MD; Linda Volpe, MD; Claudia Halaby, MD; Melissa Fazzari, PhD; Christina Valsamis, MD; Melodi Pirzada, MD
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Winthrop University Medical Hospital, Albertson, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):963A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1066
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SESSION TITLE: Pediatric Pulmonary

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 02:45 PM - 04:15 PM

PURPOSE: The management of pulmonary complications of patients with chronic debilitation conditions such as cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disease requiring chronic care focuses on the enhancement of mucuciliary clearance to minimize infections and atelectasis. The aim of this study was to compare two modes of airway clearance, the MetaNeb system and high frequency chest wall oscillation system via VEST therapy in medically complex, pediatric patients with tracheostomy requiring long term care.

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