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January 21, 2017
|Vol. 4, Issue 1|
Effects of Chest Physical Therapy in Patients with Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria
Basavaraj Ashwin, Segal Leopoldo, Samuels Jonathan, Feintuch Jeremy, Feintuch Joshua, Alter Kevin, Moffson Daniella, Scott Adrienne, Addrizzo-Harris Doreen, Liu Mengling and Kamelhar David
Corresponding author: Ashwin Basavaraj, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, New York University School of Medicine, 462, 1st Avenue, NBV 7N24, New York, NY 10016, USA
Antibiotic therapy against non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is prolonged and can be associated with toxicity. We sought to evaluate whether chest physical therapy (PT) was associated with clinical improvement in patients with NTM not receiving anti-mycobacterial pharmacotherapy. A retrospective review of 77 subjects that were followed from June 2006 to September 2014 was performed. Baseline time point was defined as the first positive sputum culture for NTM; symptoms, pulmonary function, and radiology reports were studied. Subjects were followed for up to 24 months and results analyzed at specified time points.
Citation: Ashwin B, Leopoldo S, Jonathan S, Jeremy F, Joshua F, et al. (2017) Effects of Chest Physical Therapy in Patients with Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria. Int J Respir Pulm Med 4:065.