High frequency chest wall oscillation in patients with chronic air-flow obstruction.

Abstract

In order to assess high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) as a way to assist spontaneous breathing in obstructive lung disease, we studied 12 patients with severe and stable COPD. HFCWO at 5 Hz were applied by means of an inflatable vest. In order to avoid any discomfort, oscillations were applied only during the expiratory phase of the spontaneous… (More)

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@article{Piquet1987HighFC, title={High frequency chest wall oscillation in patients with chronic air-flow obstruction.}, author={Julie Piquet and L. Brochard and Daniel Isabey and Hubert de Cremoux and H. K. Chang and J{\'e}r{\^o}me S Bignon and A. Harf}, journal={The American review of respiratory disease}, year={1987}, volume={136 6}, pages={1355-9} }