European journal of intensive care medicine

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 35-40

Influence of Early mobilisation on pulmonary function in surgical patients

  • D. ScheideggerAffiliated withHôpital régional
  • , L. BentzAffiliated withHôpital régional
  • , G. PiolinoAffiliated withHôpital régional
  • , C. PusterlaAffiliated withHôpital régional
  • , J. P. GigonAffiliated withHôpital régional

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This work confirms the generally known decrease in arterial oxygen following surgery.

On the basis of a more rapid restitution of pulmonary function the superiority of mobilization to the usual respiratory exercises is clearly shown.

Key words

Early mobilisation Pulmonary function Atelectasis Postoperative oxygenation