Manual hyperinflation improves alveolar recruitment in difficult-to-wean patients.

@article{Maa2005ManualHI,
  title={Manual hyperinflation improves alveolar recruitment in difficult-to-wean patients.},
  author={S H Maa and Tzong-Jen Hung and Kuang-Hung Hsu and Ya-I Hsieh and K Y Wang and C Wang and Horng-Chyuan Lin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={2714-21}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of manual hyperinflation (MH) in patients with atelectasis associated with ventilation support. DESIGN Patients were randomized to either an experimental group or a control group. SETTING Pulmonary ICUs from two hospitals. PATIENTS Twenty-three patients with atelectasis associated with ventilation support. INTERVENTIONS The MH technique was at a rate of 8 to 13 breaths/min for a period of 20 min each session, three times per day for 5 days. The… CONTINUE READING

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