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Pain After Lung Transplant: High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation vs Chest Physiotherapy

Author(s): A.Esguerra-Gonzalez, M.Ilagan-Honorio, S.Fraschilla, P.Kehoe, A.Jin Lee, T.Marcarian, K.Mayol-Ngo, P.Miller, J.Onga, B.Rodman, D.Ross, S.Sommer, S.Takayanagi, J.Toyama, F.Villamor, S.Weigt, A.Gawlinski

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2017

Topics: Pulmonary, PainManagement

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Chest physiotherapy and high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) are routinely used after lung transplant to facilitate removal of secretions. To date, no studies have been done to investigate which therapy is more comfortable and preferred by lung transplant recipients. Patients who have less pain may mobilize secretions, heal, and recover faster.


  • Identify the unique characteristics and challenges of pulmonary hygiene for lung transplant patients.
  • Describe the difference between chest physiotherapy (CPT) and high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO).
  • Define the limitations of this study and need for future studies on this topic.

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