Respiratory physiotherapy vs. suction: the effects on respiratory function in ventilated infants and children

@article{Main2004RespiratoryPV,
  title={Respiratory physiotherapy vs. suction: the effects on respiratory function in ventilated infants and children},
  author={Eleanor Main and Rosemary Castle and Di Newham and Janet Stocks},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={1144-1151}
}
To assess and compare the effects of physiotherapy and suction on expired tidal volume (VTE), respiratory compliance (Crs), resistance (Rrs) and arterial blood gases. Randomised cross-over study comparing outcomes after both treatments on the same day. Intensive tertiary care units, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. One hundred children on full ventilatory support requiring physiotherapy. Paired measurements were obtained in 90 participants, and 7 others were excluded because of tracheal… CONTINUE READING

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