Short-Term Respiratory Physical Therapy Treatment in the PACU and Influence on Postoperative Lung Function in Obese Adults

Zoremba, Martin; Dette, Frank; Gerlach, Laura; Wolf, Udo; Wulf, Hinnerk
October 2009
Obesity Surgery;Oct2009, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p1346
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study that investigated intensive short-term respiratory physical therapy treatment in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) and its impact on pulmonary function in 60 obese patients. Half of the patients were randomly assigned to receive respiratory physiotherapy while half received routine treatment. On comparison, results revealed that respiratory function was better in the physiotherapy group. The study suggests that short term respiratory physiotherapy in the PACU promotes more rapid recovery.


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