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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5% vs al (48) 50%), delayed onset of pneumonia (29 vs 12 days) Ahrens et al (61) Turned every 2 hours Pneumonia less (14% vs 33%), lobar atelectasis less (16% vs 31%) Abbreviations: ICU, intensive care unit; ISS, injury severity score; NR, not reported.
In a follow-up study, 21 patients with acute lobar atelectasis were randomly allocated to one of 3 treatment groups involving postural drainage but not vibration and were then compared with the two previous groups described above.
Chest PT and modified chest PT are effective for clearing secretions and improving acute lobar atelectasis.