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Perioperative physiotherapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23385319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Physiotherapy in the perioperative period is emerging as an important component of postoperative recovery. This review highlights recent advances in the implementation of physiotherapy in the perioperative period and its enhancement of postsurgical outcomes.
RECENT FINDINGS: Physical therapy in the preoperative period can improve physical deconditioning and potentially affect subsequent postsurgical outcomes. Fast-track surgical programs have highlighted the importance of early ambulation in the postoperative period. Incorporation of this multimodal, evidenced-based approach has been shown to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications and shorten hospital length of stay. Physiotherapy is feasible and well tolerated in patients who remain intubated and mechanically ventilated in the postoperative period. This approach also improves duration of mechanical ventilation and return to functional independence at hospital discharge.
SUMMARY: Timely and early physiotherapy in the perioperative period improves surgical recovery and reduces postoperative complications.
Bhakti K Patel; Jesse B Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in anaesthesiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1473-6500     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-28     Completed Date:  2013-08-14     Revised Date:  2014-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8813436     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Anaesthesiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Early Ambulation
Evidence-Based Nursing
Perioperative Care*
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Preoperative Care
Respiration, Artificial
Grant Support

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