Adding positive airway pressure to mobilisation and respiratory techniques hastens pleural drainage: a randomised trial

ConclusionsIn patients with a fluid collection in the pleural space, the addition of positive pressure to mobilisation and respiratory techniques decreased the duration of thoracic drainage, length of hospital stay, pulmonary complications, antibiotic use and treatment costs.RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT02246946.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

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