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Regular bronchial clearance is essential in patients with cystic fibrosis for their bronchial health. SIMEOX® (Physio-Assist, Aix en Provence, France) is an innovative medical device for the drainage of the bronchial tree. By changing the rheological properties of mucus, SIMEOX® helps to mobilize secretions and assists their transport to the upper airways. This technology is based on fundamental research on bronchial mucus rheology. At the present time, SIMEOX® device is mainly used over a short period at the time or after an exacerbation in healthcare structures (hospitals, physiotherapy practices, postcare, and rehabilitation units, etc…). The clinical effects observed in the short term encourages long-term autonomous use by the patients themselves. The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the efficiency and acceptability of SIMEOX® used at home by the patient himself for bronchial clearance in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Pulmonary Cystic Fibrosis
Grenoble University-Affiliated Hospital
Not yet recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-24T05:27:29-0400
Regular bronchial clearance is essential in patients with cystic fibrosis for their bronchial health. SIMEOX® (Physio-Assist, Aix en Provence, France) is an innovative medical device for ...
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An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the EXOCRINE GLANDS. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR expressed in several organs including the LUNG, the PANCREAS, the BILIARY SYSTEM, and the SWEAT GLANDS. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION; chronic RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS; PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY; maldigestion; salt depletion; and HEAT PROSTRATION.
A chloride channel that regulates secretion in many exocrine tissues. Abnormalities in the CFTR gene have been shown to cause cystic fibrosis. (Hum Genet 1994;93(4):364-8)
A strain of mice widely studied as a model for cystic fibrosis. These mice are generated from embryonic stem cells in which the CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) gene is inactivated by gene targeting. As a result, all mice have one copy of this altered gene in all their tissues. Mice homozygous for the disrupted gene exhibit many features common to young cystic fibrosis patients, including failure to thrive, meconium ileus, and alteration of mucous and serous glands.
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