Chest physiotherapy for patients admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a systematic review.

@article{Tang2010ChestPF,
  title={Chest physiotherapy for patients admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a systematic review.},
  author={Clarice Y Tang and Nicholas F. Taylor and Felicity C Blackstock},
  journal={Physiotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy for patients admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DATA SOURCE CINAHL, MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, Expanded Academic Index, Clinical Evidence, PEDro, Pubmed, Web of Knowledge and Proquest were searched from the earliest available time to September 2007, using the key elements of COPD, acute exacerbation and chest physiotherapy interventions. REVIEW METHODS To be included… CONTINUE READING
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