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Respir Care. 2013 Sep;58(9):1541-5. doi: 10.4187/respcare.01890. Epub 2013 Jan 3.

Chest physical therapy in acute viral bronchiolitis: an updated review.

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Department of Pediatrics, Grand Hôpital de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium. guy.postiaux@gmail.com

Abstract

We describe the various therapies for infant acute viral bronchiolitis and the contradictory results obtained with chest physical therapy. The treatment target is bronchial obstruction, which is a multifactorial phenomenon that includes edema, bronchoconstriction, and increased mucus production, with a clinical grading defined as severe, moderate, or mild. Chest physical therapy is revisited in its various modalities, according to preliminary scoring of the disease.

KEYWORDS:

airway mucus clearance; bronchial obstruction; chest physical therapy; infant acute viral bronchiolitis

PMID:
23287014
DOI:
10.4187/respcare.01890
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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