Breathing out into water during subtotal immersion: a therapy for chronic pulmonary emphysema.

@article{Kurabayashi2000BreathingOI,
  title={Breathing out into water during subtotal immersion: a therapy for chronic pulmonary emphysema.},
  author={Hitoshi Kurabayashi and Izumi Machida and Kouichi Tamura and Fumihito Iwai and Jun-ichi Tamura and Koichi Kubota},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={
          150-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the importance of a breathing out into water exercise during subtotal immersion for emphysematous patients. DESIGN Results of a respiratory function test and arterial blood gas analysis were examined to compare the programs of breathing exercise with and without the breathing out into water exercise. The breathing exercises in a pool filled with 38 degrees C water were performed 30 min/day, 5 days/wk, for 2 mo in 17 patients with stable chronic emphysema. Patients were… CONTINUE READING