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Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in adults

  1. Ming Yang1,
  2. Yuping Yan2,
  3. Xiangli Yin3,
  4. Bin Y Wang4,
  5. Taixiang Wu5,
  6. Guan J Liu6,
  7. Bi Rong Dong1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 21 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006338.pub3


How to Cite

Yang M, Yan Y, Yin X, Wang BY, Wu T, Liu GJ, Dong BR. Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006338. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006338.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Geriatrics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  2. 2

    Affiliated Hospital, Medical College of Yanan University, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yanan, Shaanxi, China

  3. 3

    Affiliated Hospital, Medical College of Yanan University, Department of Pathology, Yanan, Shaanxi, China

  4. 4

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Gerontology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  5. 5

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, Chinese Ethics Committee of Registering Clinical Trials, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  6. 6

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

*Bi Rong Dong, Department of Geriatrics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37 Guo Xue Xiang Street, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China. birongdong@163.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
Bjorkqvist 1997 {published data only}
  • Bjorkqvist M, Wiberg B, Bodin L, Bárány M, Holmberg H. Bottle-blowing in hospital-treated patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 1997;29(1):77-82.
Britton 1985 {published data only}
Graham 1978 {published data only}
Noll 1999 {published data only}
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Noll 2000 {published data only}
  • Noll DR, Shores JH, Gamber RG, Herron KM, Swift J Jr. Benefits of osteopathic manipulative treatment for hospitalized elderly patients with pneumonia. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2000;100(12):776-82.
Tydeman 1989 {published data only}
  • Tydeman D. An investigation into the effectiveness of physiotherapy in the treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 1989;5(2):75-81.

References to studies excluded from this review

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  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
Barkov 1987 {published data only}
  • Barkov VA, Komiachilova AS, Smirnova GI, Namestnikov VV, Rogozina TV. Treatment of abscessing pneumonia by using combination physiotherapy [Lechenie abstsediruiushchei pnevmonii s primeneniem fizioterapevticheskogo kompleksa]. Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii i Lechebnoi Fizicheskoi Kultury 1987;March-April(2):13-6.
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Britton 1983b {published data only}
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Burioka 1998 {published data only}
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Noll 2008 {published data only}
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Patman 2009 {published data only}
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Wan 2004 {published data only}
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Wang 1997 {published data only}
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Wu 2005a {published data only}
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Wu 2005b {published data only}
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Wu 2005c {published data only}
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Xia 2005 {published data only}
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Xu 2004 {published data only}
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Zha 2004 {published data only}
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Zhang 2004 {published data only}
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References to studies awaiting assessment

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
Facto 1947 {published data only}
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Kuznetsov 1976 {published data only}
  • Kuznetsov OF. Effectiveness of massage in complex treatment of chronic pneumonia [Effektivnost' massazha v kompleksnom lechenii bol'nykh khronicheskoi pnevmoniei]. Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii i Lechebnoi Fizicheskoi Kultury 1976;5:29-32.
Kuznetsov 1980a {published data only}
  • Kuznetsov OF, Lagutina TS. New massage method in the overall treatment of chronic pneumonia [Novaia metodika massazha v kompleksnom lechenii bol'nykh khronicheskoi pnevmoniei]. Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii i Lechebnoi Fizicheskoi Kultury 1980;3:13-7.
Kuznetsov 1980b {published data only}
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Sedov 1975 {published data only}
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Vorob'ev 1984 {published data only}
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References to ongoing studies

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
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Noll {published data only}
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  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
Bowton 1999
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Chalumeau 2002
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