VibraLung Review

I also wanted to share my experience with the VibraLung. I have been using it for a little over three weeks now and, without question, this device is far superior to any other instrument (The Vest, Flutter, etc.) or airway clearance method (CPT, autogenic drainage, etc.) I have tried in my thirty-three years as a cystic fibrosis patient. I have been VERY blessed with great health overall but my FEV1 started dipping in 2013. Intravenous antibiotics, intense airway treatment and exercise did little to improve my lung function and I found myself hospitalized for exacerbations frequently. My health care team attributed it to aging but I was convinced I had stubborn, hardened secretions lodged deep in my lungs, unable to be cleared. The first time I tried the VibraLung in clinic, I felt it reach my deepest alveoli. With regular usage, I am now able to clear the "junk" I referenced above. Last Monday at clinic, my FEV1 was back to where I left it in 2013 (see photo)! I do the VibraLung treatments with hypertonic treatment and pulmozyme but I don't see any reason why it couldn't be used with inhaled antibiotics as well. Just wanted you all to be aware of my experience and hopefully others have the same experience as I! IMG_6016.jpg Attached Images IMG_6016.jpg (90.9 KB)
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Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: CYSTIC FIBROSIS: Edited by Peter J. Barry and Barry J. Plant Source Type: research
Purpose of review Early stage lung disease has long been synonymous with infancy and childhood. As diagnosis happens earlier and conventional management improves, we are seeing larger proportions of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in adolescence and even adulthood with well preserved lung health. The availability of highly effective cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulator drugs for a large proportion of the CF population will impact even further. Transitioning into adult care with ‘normal’ lung function will become more common. However, it is crucial that we are not blasé about t...
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Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: CYSTIC FIBROSIS: Edited by Peter J. Barry and Barry J. Plant Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: CYSTIC FIBROSIS: Edited by Peter J. Barry and Barry J. Plant Source Type: research
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