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Airway Clearance Units, Positive Expiratory Pressure, Oscillatory

Definition : Airway clearance units designed to apply forces at the airway opening to perform a simultaneous delivery of positive expiratory pressure and a high-frequency oscillation (HFO) of the air column in the conducting airways. These devices use one of several different techniques to create the airflow oscillation, including metallic ball vibrations and a combination of a counterweighted plug and a magnet. Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure units are used for prevention of early airway closure by stabilization of the airways with positive expiratory pressure (PEP) and to aid in mucus mobilization and expectoration in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Entry Terms : "Oscillatory Airway Clearance Units" , "High-Frequency Oscillation Units, Airway"

UMDC code : 20734

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Monaghan Medical Corp

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Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC) is a leader in the development and manufacture of aerosol drug delivery devices and asthma management products. We are a supplier to major pharmaceutical companies in respiratory medicine in the United States. Our strength lies in product development around core capabilities in mechanical design complimented by collaboration with a state-of-the-art aerosol research laboratory. We focus on developing cost-efficient, outcome-based solutions for our customers.

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