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title:Comparison of the Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT) versus Active Cycle of Breathing Technique with Flutter in Bronchiectasis

Author:Vrushali K Athawale, Lajwanti L Lalwani, Gyanshankar P Mishra

Keywords:Bronchiectasis, ACBT, flutter device, mMRC, SpO2.

Type:Original Article

Abstract:"Background: Bronchiectasis is defined as a permanent and abnormal dilatation of airways with impairment of mucociliary clearance mechanism that leads to inflammation and increased mucus production. It is the commonest disease with a high prevalence rate in the industrial and rural populations. The objective of the study was to compare the active cycle of breathing technique (ACBT) versus the active cycle of breathing technique and flutter in patients with bronchiectasis. Materials and methods: Ethical approval was obtained. 40 subjects were included in the study with age groups of 55 to 75 years. A baseline assessment of participants was taken. Dyspnea was measured on mMRC and Spo2 was recorded on the pulse oximeter. Subjects were divided into two allotted 2 groups (control and experimental) and baseline readings were recorded. After the treatment dyspnea and spo2 were recorded. Result: There was no statically significant difference in saturation level and in dyspnea value in both the groups. (p<0.05) Conclusion: ACBT and flutter device shows significant improvement in treating bronchiectasis patients, but when compared both the techniques are equally effective. "

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