Evaluation of a novel sputum clearance technique--hydro-acoustic therapy (HAT) in adult patients with cystic fibrosis: a feasibility study.

@article{Jarad2010EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a novel sputum clearance technique--hydro-acoustic therapy (HAT) in adult patients with cystic fibrosis: a feasibility study.},
  author={Nabil A. Jarad and Tom I Powell and Elise Smith},
  journal={Chronic respiratory disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={217-27}
}
This study was designed to investigate the efficacy, safety and patients' acceptance of a novel system for sputum clearance--Hydro Acoustic Therapy (HAT) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). This is a prospective crossover study where 18 patients received 6 sessions of physiotherapy over 6 separate days. These consisted of 2 sessions of either HAT, flutter valve or and sitting in the bath with sounds without vibration (placebo) for 30 minutes each. The efficacy was investigated by measuring… CONTINUE READING

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