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Chest physiotherapy for the surgical patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1393458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article reviews the evidence that chest physiotherapy is effective in the prevention and treatment of pulmonary complications after major abdominal and thoracic surgery. There is some evidence that regular chest physiotherapy significantly decreases the incidence of pulmonary complications, although the mechanism of this effect is uncertain. It is not known whether chest physiotherapy is effective in the treatment of postoperative pulmonary complications after they have developed.
Authors:
K R Stiller; R M Munday
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-16     Completed Date:  1992-11-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Lung / physiopathology
Lung Diseases / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Postoperative Complications / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Respiration, Artificial / methods
Thorax

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