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Critically appraised paper: Preoperative physiotherapy education halved postoperative pulmonary complications in patients after upper abdominal surgery [commentary]

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Boden, I, Critically appraised paper: Preoperative physiotherapy education halved postoperative pulmonary complications in patients after upper abdominal surgery [commentary], Journal of Physiotherapy, 64, (3) pp. 195-196. ISSN 1836-9553 (2018) [Letter or Note in Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jphys.2018.04.005

Abstract

Strong claims require strong evidence. The Lung Infection Prevention Post Surgery Major Abdominal with Pre-Operative Physiotherapy (LIPPSMAck-POP) is the latest and most robust trial (PEDro 9/10) demonstrating that a single preoperative physiotherapy session halves respiratory complications after major abdominal surgery.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:preoperative education, physiotherapy, breathing exercises, surgery, respiratory complications
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Allied health and rehabilitation science
Research Field:Physiotherapy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Prevention of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Boden, I (Dr Ianthe Boden)
ID Code:149548
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2022-04-04
Last Modified:2022-04-06
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