atelectasis

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atelectasis

[‚ad·əl′ek·stə·səs]
(medicine)
Total or partial collapsed state of the lung.
Failure of the lung to expand at birth.
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The main respiratory outcomes, VAP and lobar atelectasis, were both significantly less common in the group given rotational therapy.
In lobar atelectasis, the presence or absence of air bronchograms is useful to determine the potential effectiveness of therapeutic bronchoscopy.
For patients with chronic diseases producing sputum in amounts greater than 30 ml/day, chest PT and postural drainage are effective.[3,72,49,50] Studies examining the effectiveness in acutely ill patients provide mixed results.[8,21,66,67] One study in patients with acute lobar atelectasis compared chest PT in the flat side-lying position with routine turning every 2 hours combined with deep breathing or manual hyperinflation and coughing or suctioning.[66] Of the 7 patients alternately allocated to each group, all but two patients were intubated and only 3 were producing sputum greater than or equal to 30 ml/day.