Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) is an airway clearance technique recently introduced as an alternative to conventional chest physiotherapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). A new portable device delivering IPV, called Impulsator® (Percussionaire Corporation, Sandpoint, Idaho, USA), has been introduced for IPV home therapy with the aim to foster COPD patients’ autonomy. Nevertheless, the lack of detailed information about the exact functioning of the device restricts the possibility of treatment optimization, possibly reducing the clinical usefulness of the therapy. This work aims to obtain quantitative information about the physical variables related to the use of the Impulsator® (e.g. pulsatile flow and pressure magnitudes), allowing treatment personalization.

Impact of intrapulmonary percussive ventilation settings on respiratory mechanics parameters

FORNASA, ELISA;AJCEVIC, MILOŠ;ACCARDO, AGOSTINO
2014-01-01

Abstract

Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) is an airway clearance technique recently introduced as an alternative to conventional chest physiotherapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). A new portable device delivering IPV, called Impulsator® (Percussionaire Corporation, Sandpoint, Idaho, USA), has been introduced for IPV home therapy with the aim to foster COPD patients’ autonomy. Nevertheless, the lack of detailed information about the exact functioning of the device restricts the possibility of treatment optimization, possibly reducing the clinical usefulness of the therapy. This work aims to obtain quantitative information about the physical variables related to the use of the Impulsator® (e.g. pulsatile flow and pressure magnitudes), allowing treatment personalization.
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