Enhanced alveolar clearance with chest percussion therapy and positional changes during whole-lung lavage for alveolar proteinosis.

@article{Perez2004EnhancedAC,
  title={Enhanced alveolar clearance with chest percussion therapy and positional changes during whole-lung lavage for alveolar proteinosis.},
  author={Andrew Perez and Robert M. Rogers},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={125 6},
  pages={2351-6}
}
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis has traditionally been treated with whole-lung lavage (WLL). The literature describes a variety of techniques used in performing the WLL, including mechanical vs manual chest percussion, use of prone positioning, and variances in lavage volume. We have quantified and compared the effective alveolar clearance for each component… CONTINUE READING