Chest Physiotherapy Ineffective In Babies With Acute Bronchiolitis

by VR Sreeraman on  September 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM Clinical Trials News
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In research published this week in PLoS Medicine, Vincent Gajdos and colleagues report the results of a randomized trial conducted among hospitalized infants with bronchiolitis.
 Chest Physiotherapy Ineffective In Babies With Acute Bronchiolitis
Chest Physiotherapy Ineffective In Babies With Acute Bronchiolitis
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The researchers enrolled nearly 500 children aged 15 days to 2 years who were admitted to seven French hospitals for a first episode of acute bronchiolitis.

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Their results show that a physiotherapy technique (increased exhalation and assisted cough) commonly used in France does not reduce time to recovery in this population.

The researchers conclude "Our results did not support the recommendation that chest physiotherapy be routinely performed in hospitalized infants with acute bronchiolitis."

Source: Eurekalert
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