Expiratory rib cage Compression in mechanically ventilated subjects: a randomized crossover trial [corrected].

@article{Guimares2014ExpiratoryRC,
  title={Expiratory rib cage Compression in mechanically ventilated subjects: a randomized crossover trial [corrected].},
  author={Fernando Silva Guimar{\~a}es and Agnaldo Jos{\'e} Lopes and Sandra S Constantino and Juan Carlos Ixcaragu{\'a} Lima and Paulo Canuto and Sara Lucia Silveira de Menezes},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={
          678-85
        }
}
BACKGROUND Expiratory rib cage compression (ERCC) has been empirically used by physiotherapists with the rationale of improving expiratory flows and therefore the airway clearance in mechanically ventilated patients. This study evaluates the acute mechanical effects and sputum clearance of an ERCC protocol in ventilated patients with pulmonary infection. METHODS In a randomized crossover study, sputum production and respiratory mechanics were evaluated in 20 mechanically ventilated subjects… CONTINUE READING

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