Chest Physiotherapy on Immediate Postoperative in Patients Submitted to High Abdominal Surgery
Abdominal surgical procedures can increase risks of pulmonary complications.The aim of the study was to evaluate the benefits of an early intervention of chest physiotherapy during immediate post-operative in patients submitted to elective abdominal surgery.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Chest Physiotherapy on Immediate Postoperative in Patients Submitted to High Abdominal Surgery|
- Effective of chest physiotherapy before and after surgery [ Time Frame: 3 days (before surgery - second post operative) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Thirty-one adults were randomly assigned to control (C) and chest physiotherapy (CP) groups. Chest physiotherapy group received treatment at the post-anesthesia unit care and control group did not.
Other: chest physiotherapy
The protocol consisted of breathing exercises during 30 minutes and included: passive and localized exercises, deep diaphragmatic breathing and exercises of chest wall expansion.
Thirty-one adults were randomly assigned to control and chest physiotherapy groups. Spirometry, pulse oximetry and anamneses were performed before (pre-operative) and in the second post-operative day. Chest physiotherapy group received treatment at the post-anesthesia unit care and control group did not. Chest physiotherapy improved oxygen-hemoglobin saturation in elective post-operative abdominal surgeries.