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J Pediatr. 1998 Aug;133(2):269-71.

The role of neonatal chest physiotherapy in preventing postextubation atelectasis.

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Department of Paediatrics, National Women's Hospital, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

We retrospectively assessed atelectasis in 297 postextubation radiographs from 220 babies who underwent ventilation over a 2-year period. All 95 babies in the first year received peri-extubation chest physiotherapy; none of the 125 babies in the second year received chest physiotherapy. There was no difference in the incidence of postextubation atelectasis between the two groups.

PMID:
9709719
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3476(98)70233-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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