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Predicting the Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p499.html
American Family Physician;

Oct 14th, 2019 - The incidence of pulmonary complications following major surgery is estimated to be 1% to 23%, with the risk varying based on patient factors and the type of surgery.1 Postoperative pulmonary complications include pneumonia, tracheobronchitis, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism, atelectasis, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, bronchospasm, aspiration, respiratory failure, and acute respiratory di...

American Geriatrics Society feeding tubes in advanced dementia position statement.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12924
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society;

Jul 21st, 2014 - When eating difficulties arise, feeding tubes are not recommended for older adults with advanced dementia. Careful hand feeding should be offered because hand feeding has been shown to be as good as tube feeding for the outcomes of death, aspiration pneumonia, functional status, and comfort. Moreover, tube feeding is associated with agitation, greater use of physical and chemical restraints, he...

AARC Clinical Practice Guideline: Effectiveness of Pharmacologic Airway Clearance Thera...
https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.04165
Respiratory Care; Strickland SL, Rubin BK et. al.

Jun 26th, 2015 - Aerosolized medications are used as airway clearance therapy to treat a variety of airway diseases. These guidelines were developed from a systematic review with the purpose of determining whether the use of these medications to promote airway clearance improves oxygenation and respiratory mechanics, reduces ventilator time and ICU stay, and/or resolves atelectasis/consolidation compared with u...

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® rib fractures.
https://doi.org/10.1097/RTI.0000000000000113
Journal of Thoracic Imaging; , Henry TS et. al.

Oct 23rd, 2014 - Rib fracture is the most common thoracic injury, present in 10% of all traumatic injuries and almost 40% of patients who sustain severe nonpenetrating trauma. Although rib fractures can produce significant morbidity, the diagnosis of associated complications (such as pneumothorax, hemothorax, pulmonary contusion, atelectasis, flail chest, cardiovascular injury, and injuries to solid and hollow ...

AARC clinical practice guideline: effectiveness of nonpharmacologic airway clearance th...
https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.02925
Respiratory Care; Strickland SL, Rubin BK et. al.

Nov 13th, 2013 - Airway clearance therapy (ACT) is used in a variety of settings for a variety of ailments. These guidelines were developed from a systematic review with the purpose of determining whether the use of nonpharmacologic ACT improves oxygenation, reduces length of time on the ventilator, reduces stay in the ICU, resolves atelectasis/consolidation, and/or improves respiratory mechanics, versus usual ...