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Effects of selected bronchial drainage positions and percussion on blood pressure of healthy human subjects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6828559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this experimental study was to examine blood pressure changes of healthy subjects in response to position changes (from supine to level and head-down side lying) and percussion. Twenty male and 20 female volunteers with a mean age of 25.9 years were divided randomly into four groups so that each group consisted of 5 men and 5 women. After resting supine for 20 minutes, subjects assumed a level or a head-down side-lying position (-10 degrees) for 6 minutes. During this 6 minutes, percussion was applied to two of the four groups. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures significantly decreased when subjects turned from a supine to a level or a head-down side-lying position. The decreases lasted the length of time the side-lying position was maintained. The blood pressure responses to head-down side lying did not significantly differ from the responses to level side lying. The blood pressure responses to the level and the head-down side-lying positions with percussion did not differ from the responses to these positions without percussion.
D J White; R H Mawdsley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0031-9023     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-21     Completed Date:  1983-04-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0022623     Medline TA:  Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Cardiovascular System / physiopathology
Drainage / methods*
Lung Diseases / therapy

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