Evaluation of the forced expiration technique as an adjunct to postural drainage in treatment of cystic fibrosis.

@article{Pryor1979EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the forced expiration technique as an adjunct to postural drainage in treatment of cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Jennifer A Pryor and Beverly Webber and Margaret E. Hodson and J C Batten},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1979},
  volume={2 6187},
  pages={417-8}
}
Sixteen patients with cystic fibrosis were treated with conventional physiotherapy aided by an assistant. The results were compared with those produced by physiotherapy using the forced expiration technique cleared more sputum in less time than conventional physiotherapy. A sputum in less time than conventional physiotherapy. A second study showed that an assistant did not further improve the results obtained by the patient performing the forced expiration technique himself. These findings mean… CONTINUE READING

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