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Airway clearance techniques for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

Primary

To determine whether ACTs have beneficial effects on exacerbations, hospitalisation and quality of life in people with acute and stable COPD.

Secondary

To assess whether:

  • Airway clearance techniques are safe for individuals with acute and stable COPD;

  • Airway clearance techniques are effective in both individuals with acute and stable COPD.