n Southern African Journal of Critical Care - 2006 Care is Critical Congress, South African Critical Care Society, Sand du Plessis Theatre, Bloemfontein, 3 - 7 September 2006 : abstracts

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-8264
  • E-ISSN: 2078-676X



Extracted from text ... SAJCC September 2006, Vol. 22, No. 1 36 The effeCT of A pASSiVe ThorACiC flexioNroTATioN moVemeNT oN ToTAl STATiC CompliANCe of The reSpirATory SySTem ANd reSpirATory reSpoNSeS iN VeNTilATed pATieNTS Bergh A Physiotherapy Department, Tygerberg Hospital hanekom S, Bester m m Physiotherapy Department, Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a passive thoracic flexion-rotation movement on the total static compliance of the respiratory system, minute ventilation, tidal volume and respiratory rate. deSiGN: This study had a one group, pre-test-post-test design. meThod: The sample consisted of 18 intubated and ventilated ..

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