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Postural drainage and gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants with cystic fibrosis.
Lannefors L, Wollmer P (1992) Mucus clearance with three chest physiotherapy regimes in cystic fibrosis: a comparison between postural drainage, PEP and physical exercise.
In the percussion with postural drainage (P&PD) arm of the study, 11 children had no change in atelectasis, and 4 became worse.
Their method, sometimes called the "ketchup bottle" technique, consisted of a well-defined combination of breathing exercises, chest percussion (the systematic, sequential striking of areas of the chest wall with the hand), and postural drainage.
And get your physiotherapist to show you how to use postural drainage.
This section reviews the current research findings in acute SCI related to positioning and mobility including kinetic therapy, postural drainage and percussion, suctioning techniques, assisted cough and exercise training.
continuous peripheral intravenous therapy (with and without medication), chest percussion and postural drainage, post operative care, tube feeding, apnea monitoring, tracheostomy care and suctioning, dialysis care, decubitus care, ileostomy and fistula care, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), total enteral nutrition (TEN), anti-biotic therapy, pain management, and hydration therapy.
Pulmonary: Pulmonary function tests; Quantitative pilocarpine iontophoresis sweat test; Duration IV antibiotics for pneumonia; Electrophrenic Pacemaker; Fiberoptic bronchoscopy; Lung volume reduction surgery; Sleep apnea studies/Polysomnography; Sleep apnea studies, portable; BiPap; Phrenic nerve pacing/Diaphragm pacing; Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) for Cystic Fibrosis Therapy; Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) for COPD; Postural Drainage Procedures and Pulmonary Exercises; Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR); COPD guideline resources and links; 'Virtual' Lung Scans.
It gradually includes more of the vigorous forced expiration exercises which are always followed by postural drainage as previously described.
In an open controlled pilot study comparing postural drainage with chest physiotherapy and acoustic therapy was performed with cystic fibrosis patients.