Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as a Useful Adjunctive Tool for Pneumonia

  title={Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as a Useful Adjunctive Tool for Pneumonia},
  author={Sheldon C. Yao and John Hassani and Martin Gagn{\'e} and Gebe George and Wolfgang G Gilliar},
  booktitle={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
Pneumonia, the inflammatory state of lung tissue primarily due to microbial infection, claimed 52,306 lives in the United States in 2007 (1) and resulted in the hospitalization of 1.1 million patients (2). With an average length of in-patient hospital stay of five days (2), pneumonia and influenza comprise significant financial burden costing the United States $40.2 billion in 2005 (3). Under the current Infectious Disease Society of America/American Thoracic Society guidelines, standard-of… CONTINUE READING


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