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Denise M. Paisani ; Adriana C. Lunardi ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2011, 15 5

Author: Celso R. F. Carvalho



Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Carvalho, Celso R.
F.; Paisani, Denise M.; Lunardi, Adriana C. Incentive spirometry in major surgeries: a systematic review Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
15, núm.
5, septiembre-octubre, 2011, pp.
343-350 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia São Carlos, Brasil Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ISSN 1413-3555 Systematic review Rev Bras Fisioter, São Carlos, v.
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2011 Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia © Incentive spirometry in major surgeries: a systematic review Incentivador respiratório em cirurgias de grande porte: uma revisão sistemática Celso R.
Carvalho, Denise M.
Paisani, Adriana C.
Lunardi Abstract Objective: To conduct a systematic review to evaluate the evidence of the use of incentive spirometry (IS) for the prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications and for the recovery of pulmonary function in patients undergoing abdominal, cardiac and thoracic surgeries.
Methods: Searches were performed in the following databases: Medline, Embase, Web of Science, PEDro and Scopus to select randomized controlled trials in which IS was used in the pre- and-or post-operative period in order to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications and-or recover lung function after abdominal, cardiac and thoracic surgery.
Two reviewers independently assessed all studies.
In addition, the study quality was assessed using the PEDro scale.
Results: Thirty studies were included (14 abdominal, 13 cardiac and 3 thoracic surgery; n=3...

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