Cardiorespiratory function before and after chest physiotherapy in mechanically ventilated patients with post-traumatic respiratory failure.

@article{Mackenzie1985CardiorespiratoryFB,
  title={Cardiorespiratory function before and after chest physiotherapy in mechanically ventilated patients with post-traumatic respiratory failure.},
  author={Colin F. Mackenzie and B H Shin},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={483-6}
}
Chest physiotherapy (CPT) is used frequently in the ICU, but there is little available information that quantitates its effect on cardiac or respiratory function. Nineteen mechanically ventilated patients with post-traumatic respiratory failure were studied before, immediately after, and 2 h after CPT was used to manage secretion retention. Cardiac index was unchanged, but there was an immediate decrease in intrapulmonary shunt, followed 2 h later by an increase in lung/thorax compliance. We… CONTINUE READING

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