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Airway clearance physiotherapy improves ventilatory dynamics during exercise in patients with cystic fibrosis: a pilot study
  1. Fernanda Maria Vendrusculo1,2,
  2. Zoe Johnstone1,
  3. Elaine Dhouieb1,
  4. Márcio V F Donadio2,
  5. Steven Cunningham1,
  6. Donald S Urquhart1
  1. 1 Department of Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2 Laboratory of Pediatric Physical Activity, Centro Infant, Institute of Biomedical Research, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dr Donald S Urquhart, Department of Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh EH9 1LF, UK; don.urquhart{at}nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

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  • Contributors DSU devised the idea for the project. DSU, FMV, ZJ, ED and SC developed study protocol. FMV and ZJ undertook the study. DSU, MVFD and SC supervised the project, edited and co-wrote the manuscript with FMV.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval NRES Committee North West—Lancaster REC 14/NW/1270.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors DSU devised the idea for the project. DSU, FMV, ZJ, ED and SC developed study protocol. FMV and ZJ undertook the study. DSU, MVFD and SC supervised the project, edited and co-wrote the manuscript with FMV.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval NRES Committee North West—Lancaster REC 14/NW/1270.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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