Respiratory Therapy

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: With increasing survival estimates for individuals with cystic fibrosis, long-term management has become an important focus. Psychological interventions are largely concerned with adherence to treatment, emotional and social adaptation and health-related quality of life. We are unaware of any relevant systematic reviews. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether psychological interventions for people with cystic fibrosis provide significant psychosocial and physical benefits in addition to standard medical care.

Author(s): 
Goldbeck, Lutz
Fidika, Astrid
Herle, Marion
Quittner, Alexandra L.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma

Although individuals are using Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) therapies to help manage their asthma, there is no clear direction in the current guidelines for the use of CAM in asthma. This literature review undertakes to determine the current science regarding the use of CAM in asthma management.

Author(s): 
Markham, Andrea White
Wilkinson, Jenny M.
Publication Title: 
Respiratory Care

Cigarette smoking is the primary cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and smoking cessation is the most effective means of stopping the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Worldwide, approximately a billion people smoke cigarettes and 80% reside in low-income and middle-income countries. Though in the United States there has been a substantial decline in cigarette smoking since 1964, when the Surgeon General's report first reviewed smoking, smoking remains widespread in the United States today (about 23% of the population in 2001).

Author(s): 
Marlow, Scott P.
Stoller, James K.
Publication Title: 
Chest

BACKGROUND: Patient cooperation is crucial for the success of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). This study evaluated the efficacy of medical hypnosis to reduce anticipatory anxiety and acclimatization time in children who are candidates for long-term NPPV. METHODS: Medical hypnosis was performed by a trained nurse. The acclimatization time and long-term compliance with NPPV were evaluated. RESULTS: Hypnosis was performed in nine children aged 2 to 15 years.

Author(s): 
Delord, Vincent
Khirani, Sonia
Ramirez, Adriana
Joseph, Erick Louis
Gambier, Clotilde
Belson, Maryse
Gajan, Francis
Fauroux, Brigitte
Publication Title: 
Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)

Intrapulmonary percussion with a high-frequency jet system is a new method in the treatment of respiratory impairment. It imitates the conventional percussion massage of the thorax by introducing high-frequency gas oscillations (300 impulses per minute) into the tracheobronchial system. In 14 patients with abnormal alveolo-arterial oxygen differences due to bronchial mucostasis ventilation was satisfactorily improved by its application.

Author(s): 
Wolf, C.
Luger, A.
Mayr, H.
Stummvoll, H. K.
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift Für Die Gesamte Innere Medizin Und Ihre Grenzgebiete

The therapy of the respiratory tract should always include physiotherapy. Out of the various possible kinds of application is to develop a strategic long-term programme according to the building-stone principle, especially of the chronical unspecific lung diseases. The most important subjects, coming into question, are the aerosol-therapy, the respiratory-therapy, the massage-treatment, the hydrotherapy, the climato- and health-resort-therapy and other kinds of physiotherapy. This contribution enters upon the importance and the possibilities of employment of the various subjects.

Author(s): 
Härtwig, E.
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift Für Erkrankungen Der Atmungsorgane

Twenty patients with chronic obstructive bronchitis were submitted to a 6-week rehabilitation program including bicycle training, breathing exercise, inhalation, massage, short wave therapy and others. Before and after 6-week training we investigated ventilatory and blood gas parameters and pulmonary artery pressure at rest and during exercise. There was no change in the oxygen uptake on the same exercise stage. We found an insignificant decrease of the pulmonary artery pressure at rest and during exercise.

Author(s): 
Rabe, U.
Evers, H.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: A variety of manual therapies with similar postulated biologic mechanisms of action are commonly used to treat patients with asthma. Manual therapy practitioners are also varied, including physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, chiropractic and osteopathic physicians. A systematic review across disciplines is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the evidence for the effects of manual therapies for treatment of patients with bronchial asthma.

Author(s): 
Hondras, M. A.
Linde, K.
Jones, A. P.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: A variety of manual therapies with similar postulated biologic mechanisms of action are commonly used to treat patients with asthma. Manual therapy practitioners are also varied, including physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, chiropractic and osteopathic physicians. A systematic review across disciplines is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the evidence for the effects of manual therapies for treatment of patients with bronchial asthma.

Author(s): 
Hondras, M. A.
Linde, K.
Jones, A. P.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: A variety of manual therapies with similar postulated biologic mechanisms of action are commonly used to treat patients with asthma. Manual therapy practitioners are also varied, including physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, chiropractic and osteopathic physicians. A systematic review across disciplines is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the evidence for the effects of manual therapies for treatment of patients with bronchial asthma.

Author(s): 
Hondras, M. A.
Linde, K.
Jones, A. P.

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