Chest Physiotherapy After Bariatric Aurgery - A Comparison Between Incentive Spirometry and Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (Epap)
Objective: To compare the effects of the EPAP and the incentive spirometry flow-oriented in the pulmonary function after bariatric surgery.
Method: Twenty-eight women, non-smokers, with no lung disease and BMI of 35-49,99 kg/m2, undergoing bariatric surgery by laparoscopy, were studied. Before surgery the patients were divided in two groups: Spirometer Group (SG) (n=13) and EPAP Group (EG) (n=15). Pulmonary function was evaluated by spirometry, thoracoabdominal (cirtometry) and diaphragmatic motion, on the preoperative and on the second postoperative day. Physiotherapy started on the day of surgery, each modality (incentive spirometry or EPAP) performed lasting 15 minutes. The deambulation and active exercises of upper and lower limbs were standardized for groups.
|Official Title:||Chest Physiotherapy After Bariatric Surgery - a Comparison Between Incentive Spirometry and Epap|
- spirometry, thoracoabdominal (cirtometry) and diaphragmatic motion [ Time Frame: preoperative and second postoperative day ]
- Hospital stay and postoperative pulmonary complications
|Active Comparator: I - Spirometer||
Device: Incentive Spirometry - RESPIRON
Device that stimulates the deep breathing, flow-oriented
Active Comparator: II - Kit Epap®
Device with Spring load by mask,produced by Brazil (critical med)
Device: Kit Epap®:
Device that providing constant positive pressure during expiration, given by spring load (cmH2O), using a face mask as an interface
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00678678
|Cariacica, Espirito Santo, Brazil, 29101-000|