Physical therapy in the immediate postoperative period after abdominal surgery.

@article{Forgiarini2009PhysicalTI,
  title={Physical therapy in the immediate postoperative period after abdominal surgery.},
  author={Luiz Alberto Forgiarini and Alexandra Torres de Carvalho and Tatiane de Souza Ferreira and Mariane Borba Monteiro and Adriane Dal Bosco and Marisa Pereira Gonçalves and Alexandre Sim{\~o}es Dias},
  journal={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={455-9}
}
A series of pulmonary complications can occur after abdominal surgery. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce appropriate treatment early in order to minimize postoperative complications. The objective of the present study was to evaluate patients submitted to abdominal surgery in terms of the effect of physical therapy in the immediate postoperative period. This was a randomized clinical trial, in which one group of patients was submitted to physical therapy in the postoperative recovery room… CONTINUE READING