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To Breathe: The Lived Experience of Mechanical Ventilation. [Abstract]
American Journal of Critical Care (2007)
  • P. R.E. Harris, Humboldt State University
  • E. Pillor, California State University, Sacramento
  • R. Nelson, California State University, Sacramento
Abstract
Traditional pulmonary physiology teaches that moving from a supine to a partial Fowler’s position is an effective maneuver to increase functional residual capacity (FRC). This pilot study investigated whether a postural intervention improved FRC and the ratio of closing capacity (CC) to FRC in a sample of overweight and mildly to moderately obese persons. The study also evaluated whether, and to what extent, body mass and body fat distribution influenced these effects.
Keywords
  • Artificial Respiration
Disciplines
Publication Date
May, 2007
Citation Information
P. R.E. Harris, E. Pillor and R. Nelson. "To Breathe: The Lived Experience of Mechanical Ventilation. [Abstract]" American Journal of Critical Care Vol. 16 Iss. 3 (2007) p. 314 - 315 ISSN: 1062-3264
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patricia_harris/18/