Has High-Frequency Oscillation Technique Any Benefit to Prevent Pulmonary Complications in Abdominal Surgery Patients?

Elay G., Kaya S., Yildirim A., Coskun R., GÜNDOĞAN K., Akbudak I. H., ...More

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, vol.6, no.3, pp.65-69, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objective: Postoperative patients requiring intensive care are at risk of developing pneumonia and clearance of secretions may be difficult because of the type of surgery and pain. Enhanced mucociliary clearance with high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy devices were previously used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and thoracic surgery patients. We studied the short-term effects of HFCWO on postoperative abdominal surgery patients.