Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 7 - 2022
Effects of Physical Therapy Exercises on Absorption of Pleural Fluid in Patients with Pleural Effusion
Hafiz Muddassir Riaz*
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Hafiz Muddassir Riaz, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: May 12, 2022; Published: June 30, 2022


Introduction: Pleural effusion is an abnormal collection in the pleural cavity as a result of disproportion in production and reabsorption of pleural fluid or due to an alteration in the drainage. The common types are transudative and exudative pleural effusion. 

Objective: To evaluate the effect of physical therapy exercises on fluid absorption in patients with pleural effusion.

Setting: Department of Pulmonology, Jinnah Hospital Lahore.

Study Design: Quasi Experiment study design.

Patients Size: 30 patients.

Method: Physical therapy exercises were incorporated along with the standard medical treatment. These interventions include segmental breathing exercises, chest expansion, active expiration, thoracic mobility exercises, and diaphragmatic breathing exercises were introduced 3 times per day during the stay in the hospital.

Results: Results shows the improvement in the pleural effusion amongst these patients.

Conclusion: This study confirms inclusion of physical therapy intervention was helpful in this condition.

Keywords: Pleural Effusion; Physiotherapy; Recovery of Function


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Citation: Hafiz Muddassir Riaz. “Effects of Physical Therapy Exercises on Absorption of Pleural Fluid in Patients with Pleural Effusion”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 11.7 (2022): 01-08.

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