Is incentive spirometry effective following thoracic surgery?

  title={Is incentive spirometry effective following thoracic surgery?},
  author={Paula J Agostini and Rachel Calvert and Hariharan Subramanian and B Jagannatham Naidu},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={7 2},
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether incentive spirometry is a useful intervention for patients after thoracic surgery. Altogether 255 papers were found using the reported search, of which seven represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors… CONTINUE READING