Does the addition of deep breathing exercises to physiotherapy-directed early mobilisation alter patient outcomes following high-risk open upper abdominal surgery? Cluster randomised controlled trial.

@article{Silva2013DoesTA,
  title={Does the addition of deep breathing exercises to physiotherapy-directed early mobilisation alter patient outcomes following high-risk open upper abdominal surgery? Cluster randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Yasmin R Silva and Stephanie K Li and Matthew J F X Rickard},
  journal={Physiotherapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={187-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the inclusion of deep breathing exercises in physiotherapy-directed early mobilisation confers any additional benefit in reducing postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) when patients are treated once daily after elective open upper abdominal surgery. This study also compared postoperative outcomes following early and delayed mobilisation. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING Single-centre study in a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS… CONTINUE READING
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