Effect of physiotherapy on pulmonary function. A laboratory study.

@article{Newton1978EffectOP,
  title={Effect of physiotherapy on pulmonary function. A laboratory study.},
  author={D A Newton and Anne Stephenson},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1978},
  volume={2 8083},
  pages={228-9}
}
33 patients with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis were studied within 4 days of admission to hospital. Physiotherapy produced an acute rise in lung volume and conductance, without altering specific conductance. There was no consistent change in arterial-blood gases.