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Airway clearance techniques for bronchiectasis

  1. Annemarie L Lee1,2,3,*,
  2. Angela Burge4,
  3. Anne E Holland2,3,5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Airways Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 19 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008351.pub2

How to Cite

Lee AL, Burge A, Holland AE. Airway clearance techniques for bronchiectasis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD008351. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008351.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Melbourne, School of Physiotherapy, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Alfred Health, Department of Physiotherapy, Prahan, Australia

  3. 3

    Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Heidelberg, Australia

  4. 4

    The Alfred Hospital, Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 5

    La Trobe University, Department of Physiotherapy, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia

*Annemarie L Lee,

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013


[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Positive expiratory pressure-based airways clearance techniques (ACT) versus no ACT (control), Outcome 1 Stable bronchiectasis: PEP-based ACTs vs. no ACTs (control): sputum volume after 1 session.