Applicability of Techniques of Lung Expansion

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion criteria:
1. Patients undergoing neurosurgery restricted to bed for more than 14 days;
2. Aged between 18 and 65 years;
3. Glasgow Coma Scale < 10 points;
4. Breathing spontaneously through the tracheostomy tube;
5. No respiratory infection;
6. Chest circumference between 88 and 98 centimeters;
Exclusion criteria:
1. Presence of chronic lung diseases;
2. Chest deformity;
3. Rib fracture;
4. Asymmetrical chest expansion;
5. Abdomen distension;
6. Spasticity in any hemisphere with Ashworth Scale score more than 2 points for upper limbs;
7. Uncoordinated movements of the limbs;
8. Cardiorespiratory instability (heart rate < 60 or > 120 bpm; respiratory rate > 35 ipm; mean arterial pressure < 60 mmHg or > 120 mmHg; oxygen saturation < 90%).