Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy by M Jones; F Moffatt

By M Jones; F Moffatt

content material: part 1: overview instruments part 2: Pathophysiology part three: Physiotherapy strategies and Adjuncts part four: Case stories and Self-Assessment

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Nishyama H. A. (1995) Occult sleep-disordered breathing in stable congestive heart failure. Ann Intern Med 122: 487–492. Joffe D. and Berend N. (1997) Assessment and management of dyspnoea. Respirology 2(1): 33–43. , Foy C. (2001) Prevalance of dysfunctional breathing in patients treated for asthma in primary care: cross sectional study. BMJ 322(7294): 1098–1100. DECONDITIONING Description Multisystem deconditioning affecting cardiovascular, respiratory and neuromusculoskeletal systems may occur as a result of restricted physical activity, and reduces the ability to perform work.

In CAL hypoxia and destruction of the pulmonary vascular bed contribute to raised pulmonary artery pressures. • Pulmonary hypertension in most lung conditions is normally fairly modest (< 45 mmHg), but may be severe in primary pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypertension secondary to recurrent thromboembolic disease, where pulmonary artery pressures may reach systemic levels. • Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) (>16 hours/day) may be of benefit in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension in some patients with CAL.

Related topics ACBT (p. 71); IPPB (p. 99); Exercise training (p. 79); Mobilization (p. 113); Thoracic mobilization (p. 143). A. E. (1995) An overview of the issues: physiological effects of bed rest and restricted physical activity. Med Sci Sport Ex 29(2): 187–190. DISORDERS OF THE PULMONARY CIRCULATION 1— PULMONARY EDEMA Description The accumulation of fluid in the extracellular spaces of the lung parenchyma. This process can occur as a complication of a number of diseases of the heart and lungs.

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