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.
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.
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.