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Results of Kaftrio administration
Ketty Ruiz, physiotherapist of the Respiralia Group with 23 years of experience in respiratory physiotherapy, talks about the results that are being seen with Kaftrio.
Ketty tells us about the improvements that we detect from daily experience with this drug, such as the virtual absence of secretions in the middle and upper airways, the absence of coughing, etc., but she also tells us that there is no linear relationship between the improvement in quality of life and the results of spirometry.
Correlation between medical tests and quality of life improvement
The result seen in those spirometries, while better than before, does not increase as much as one might expect after the testimony of people taking Kaftrio.
Until the advent of Kaftrio, mucus removal was the main objective of respiratory physiotherapy. Now other aspects are emphasized such as improving pulmonary edema, redistribution of air over most of the lung surface or bronchospasm of the smooth muscle fiber that is more contracted.
Difference in respiratory physiotherapy before and after Kaftrio
With the autogenous drainage technique, before the Kaftrium was taken, the upper airways were drained first, then the middle airways and hardly the peripheral airways.
Now that there is no mucus in the middle and upper airways, we might think that with autogenous drainage it will be easier to reach the peripheral airways.
Ketty Ruiz says that there is no scientific evidence to validate this assumption, but it is logical to think so. Spirometries show that, indeed, there are still obstructions in the peripheral airways.
Is respiratory physiotherapy still necessary by taking Kaftrio?
Until the scientific evidence says otherwise, the recommendation is to continue with respiratory physiotherapy.