Airway Clearance

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Respiratory health depends on consistent clearance of airway secretions. Normal airway clearance is accomplished by two important mechanisms: the mucociliary clearance (MCC) system and the ability to cough. Impaired MCC is linked to poor lung function in a broad range of diseases and disabilities.1

Because at-risk individuals are prone to recurrent episodes of respiratory inflammation, infection and, eventually, irreversible lung damage, improvement of MCC is a vital treatment goal — one that can be accomplished with an individualized bronchial hygiene plan that includes effective Airway Clearance Therapy.

Learn more about airway clearance:

  1. Houtmeyers E, Gosselink R, Gayan-Ramirez G, Decramer M. Regulation of mucociliary clearance in health and disease. Eur Respir J 1999 May;13(5):1177-88. Review.