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Devices used to facilitate mucus mobilization have been target of several controversies and mainly a few scientific studies that endorse the use of those equipments. According to the principle of acapella® device, it should be used concomitant with nebulization aiming to optimize its performance in bronchial hygiene.
Aims: To assess the effect of acapella® device application in the radioaerosol regional pulmonary deposition through pulmonary scintigraphy in normal subjects.
Materials and method: 10 health individuals, males and mean age of 24,4 ± 2,2 years participated in this study during the three phases of this research: 1st phase were done with nebulization through acapella® device, attached in the final branch according to manufacturer recommendation; in 2nd phase a ¨T¨tube connector were adapted, being nebulizer attached to the mouthpiece and in 3rd phase nebulization were performance through the mouthpiece as routinely used in aerosoltherapy.
Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acapella with nebulization
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:39-0400
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