What are the latest insights about tapotage?
Sucking off mucus
In the Czech Republic, it is common, to suck off mucus in children, who are still too small to cough up their mucus themselves. I read this in the internet. Our CF center did not talk about this once. My son is 14 months old, we inhale 3 times a day with 3% saline solution plus 3 drops salbutamol. ...
Since very young, my 5 year-old daughter performs 5 physiotherapy sessions per week, all over the year with only exceptionally on Wednesdays take away the summer. I have another CF center closer to our home which is much less strict with only 1 to 2 sessions per week. Why is such a difference ...
Baby and physiotherapy
Hello, What is the best physiotherapy technique for a CF baby? Recover the mucus that comes out with a tissue or let the child swallow the mucus? Best regards
Vibration vest
Hello, why is in Germany the vest not recommended, as it is in the USA an absolute standard? The vibrations are obviously much stronger and longer as one could do it "by hand"... Why there are no scientific studies on this topic? If there is such an essential difference between the recommended ...
Rigid chest
Why does the rib cage becomes rigid with the years when one has cystic fibrosis?
Rigid thoracic cage
Hello My 14-year-old son has a large chest distension and a very hard rib cage very hard, so that drainage is difficult. He breathes only on its volumes of comfort, difference between inspiration and expiration is only 4cm, he has hypersalty serum, the strap, flutter + balloon exercises. Is it ...
Pregnancy and CF
Hello, I have an urgent question. I am 26-years-old and weigh 54kg. I only inhale with hypertonic saline 6% 2-3 times a day and use salbutamol spray 2 times a day. Additionally, I take Kreon. I got pregnant with the permission of my CF physician via in-vitro fertilization. My lung function was ...
Hello, My 5-year-old CF daughter has very big coughing fits when she wakes up and the rest of the day she does not almost cough. Her mattress is lifted, the physio says that it is very high (not down in lungs) and her bacteriological exam is negative. Do we have to establish particular ...
Physiotherapy, treatment of two CF patients one after the other
Hello, my question is about physiotherapy. The situation is acutally like this, that just after our child, another child with CF comes for therapy. This is happening like this: Our child is for 60 minutes in the treatment room, then it leaves the room and the other child is already waiting in ...
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