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About Airway Clearance


Airway Clearance Therapies (ACTs) are considered a cornerstone of therapy. They are aimed at minimizing the effects of airway obstruction, infection, and inflammation in lung diseases. ACTs are recommended for individuals whose ability to mobilize and clear airway secretions is compromised.

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Airway Clearance in the Era of Highly Effective Modulator Therapies (HEMT): Improving Patient Adherence and Education

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Alexandra Quittner, PhD

Senior Scientist
Behavioral Health Systems Research

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George M. Solomon, MD

Director, UAB Adult CF and Bronchiectasis Programs
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Samya Nasr, MD, CPI, ATSF

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
University of Michigan

A recorded panel discussion with Drs. Alexandra Quittner, Marty Solomon, and Samya Nasr:

  • The barriers to treatment adherence
  • The role CFTR modulators are playing
  • A new approach designed to improve patient education and adherence to Airway Clearance Techniques

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About Airway Clearance


Videos are also available in Spanish, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

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How Airway Clearance Improves Overall Well-being

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Review of Airway Clearance Therapy

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Why is Airway Clearance Therapy so Important?

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Fitting Airway Clearance Into a Busy Day

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Doing Airway Clearance While “On the Go”

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Doing Airway Clearance While On Vacation

Relationships and CF


Recognizing Flare ups (Exacerbations)