Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Review Volume 4 Issue 3

Physiotherapy Management of Copd Exacerbations

Keymer J1,2*, León J1, Molina J2 and Giugliano-Jaramillo C1

1Servicio De Medicina Física Y Rehabilitación, Clínica Alemana De Santiago, Santiago, Chile
2Escuela De Kinesiología, Universidad Del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile

*Corresponding Author: Keymer J, Servicio De Medicina Física Y Rehabilitación, Clínica Alemana De Santiago, Santiago, Chile.

Received: January 02, 2020; Published: February 08, 2020



  Physiotherapy remains an important tool in the treatment of cronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and especially when this disease presents exacerbations that lead to hospitalize our patients. In this article we will analyze how the physiotherapist can help these patients through respiratory therapy using, non-invasive ventilation (NIV), positioning, aerosol therapy, humidification and assistance in fibroboncoscopy.

Keywords: Physiotherapy; COPD; COPD Exacerbations; NIV



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Citation: Keymer J., et al. “Physiotherapy Management of Copd Exacerbations" Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.3 (2020): 43-48.


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