postoperative pulmonary complications

  • Post-Op Pulmonary Complications

    A study concluded that preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) reduced the incidence of Postoperative pulmonary complications and duration of postoperative hospitalization in patients at high risk of developing a pulmonary complication undergoing CABG surgery1. Another...

  • Breathing Effort in other Medical Conditions 

    Any condition that prevents normal physical activity can lead to inspiratory muscle weakness, and in addition to asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT), such as with POWERbreathe, has been found to be helpful...

  • Preoperative IMT for postoperative pulmonary complications

    Intervention Review Preoperative IMT for postoperative pulmonary complications in adults undergoing cardiac and major abdominal surgery The objective of this Intervention Review from the Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical, and Emergency Care Group, was...

  • Pre-operative therapy with IMT prevents some post-operative complications

    After cardiac surgery, physical therapy is a routine procedure delivered with the aim of preventing postoperative pulmonary complications. Patients undergoing cardiac surgery are at risk of postoperative pulmonary complications such as pneumonia. These complications...