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Title: Are crackles an appropriate outcome measure for airway clearance therapy?
Author: Marques, Alda
Bruton, Anne
Barney, Anna
Hall, Andreia
Keywords: Lung sounds
Airway clearance therapy
Respiratory therapy
Physical therapy
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2012
Publisher: American Association for Respiratory Care
Abstract: There is an urgent need to develop new outcome measures for respiratory therapy, to evaluate its effectiveness. Adventitious sounds generated from the lungs (crackles and wheezes), can now be quantified and characterized objectively with computer technology. To our knowledge, this is the first reported study designed to assess any change in lung crackles before and after a single session of airway clearance therapy.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.4187/respcare.01625
ISSN: 0020-1324
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