Electromed 'thrilled' by results of independent clinical study
Electromed announced the results of an independent, outcome-based clinical study presented during the third annual World Bronchiectasis Conference in Washington D.C. The study's findings reveal that early use of high frequency chest wall oscillation therapy with the SmartVest Airway Clearance System significantly reduced severe exacerbations and hospitalizations among non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients. The study is the first to report "stabilization of key lung function parameters" as a result of HFCWO use, suggesting early bronchiectasis treatment with HFCWO may significantly slow the otherwise normal progression of the disease. "We are thrilled not only by the results of this study, but the significant milestone it represents," commented Kathleen Skarvan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Electromed. "This is the first independent study to evaluate bronchiectasis-related exacerbations using HFCWO therapy. The results confirm what we've said all along: incorporating the SmartVest into bronchiectasis treatment significantly reduces exacerbations and improves patient outcomes."