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    Pleural effusion: does need chest physiotherapy?

    hello everyone

    while I working in Pediatric ICU the physcian ask me to do chest PT to infant 7 month old with pleural effusion in left lung
    and also has secretion in right lung
    infant has chest tube on left lung to remove fluid

    My question is : Can I use vibration or percussion techniqueson the right lung that has secretions ? (if No why)

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    Re: Pleural effusion: does need chest physiotherapy?

    Yes no problem in doing chest physio for right lung. take care of chest tube on left lung and dont do physio there.
    Dr Danyal PT, DPT


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    Re: Pleural effusion: does need chest physiotherapy?

    Hi, I'm trying EBM studies on effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment in pleural adhesions, can anyone help me out? thanks in advance



 
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