A randomized trial on the effects of body positions on lung function with acute respiratory failure patients.

@article{Kim2002ART,
  title={A randomized trial on the effects of body positions on lung function with acute respiratory failure patients.},
  author={Myung Joon Kim and Hee Jung Hwang and Hae Hiang Song},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          549-55
        }
}
In a randomized controlled trial, we compared the potential benefits of position changes on arterial oxygen pressure in 32 patients with acute respiratory failure, maintained on artificial ventilators, distinguishing prominently as left-sided, right-sided or bilateral lung disease. Our results indicate that randomly alternating supine, left-lateral, right-lateral and prone positions have influence on gas exchange and that improvement of arterial oxygen pressure is associated with various… CONTINUE READING