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Effects of Respiratory Physiotherapy in Critically Ill Patients Ventilated for More Than 48 Hours

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Information provided by:
Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense - Unidade Academica de Ciecias da Saude Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2010
Last updated: July 19, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
This study aimed to determine the impact of providing chest physiotherapy on the duration of mechanical ventilation, intensive care length of stay, intensive care and hospital mortality in mechanically ventilated patients.

Condition Intervention
Mechanical Ventilation
Procedure: Chest physiotherapy

Study Type: Interventional

Further study details as provided by Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense - Unidade Academica de Ciecias da Saude:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • intensive care mortality
  • 120-day mortality

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • duration of mechanical ventilation
  • intensive care length of stay

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Physiotherpy Procedure: Chest physiotherapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged more than 18 years, admitted to the ICU needing mechanical ventilation for longer than 48 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ventilatory failure due to neuromuscular dysfunction
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01165606

Hospital São José
Criciuma, SC, Brazil, 88801-003
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense - Unidade Academica de Ciecias da Saude
  More Information Identifier: NCT01165606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Physiotherapy 
Study First Received: July 16, 2010
Last Updated: July 19, 2010
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research processed this record on October 28, 2016