'Pre-Operative IMT Preserves Postoperative Inspiratory Muscle Strength Following Major Abdominal Surgery'
“The aim of this pilot study was to assess the effect of pre-operative inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on respiratory variables in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.”
“Pre-operative specific IMT improves (maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP) pre-operatively and preserves it postoperatively. Further studies are required to establish if this is associated with reduced pulmonary complications.”
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