Postextubation atelectasis: a retrospective review and a prospective controlled study.

@article{Finer1979PostextubationAA,
  title={Postextubation atelectasis: a retrospective review and a prospective controlled study.},
  author={Neil Norman Finer and R R Moriartey and Jan Boyd and Hugh J. Phillips and Andrew R Stewart and O A Ulan},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1979},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={
          110-3
        }
}
To determine the role of chest physiotherapy in the prevention of postextubation atelectasis in neonates intubated for greater than 24 hours, a retrospective survey compared the incidence of this complication in a newborn intensive care unit prior to and following the institution of a routine of chest physiotherapy. Eight of 23 infants extubated developed atelectasis in the "pre-physio" period, whereas only one collapse occurred in 20 infants treated with a routine of physiotherapy at… CONTINUE READING