Keywords : Lung Recruitment Manoeuvre [LRM]
Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial comparing the Effect of Lung Recruitment Manoeuvres as an adjunct to conventional Chest physiotherapy in Postoperative Paediatric Congenital Heart Disease patients on Mechanical Ventilation.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 2588-2597
Abstract- Background- Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are major congenital anomaly
that are present during birth. Repair and corrective surgeries are performed as a line of
treatment and is followed by chest physiotherapy(CPT) to prevent any pulmonary
Lung Recruitment manoeuvres (LRM) is an intervention mostly performed by anaesthetic
or respiratory therapist to recruit the alveoli that are expandable and to reduce the area of
atelectasis and increase the exchange of gases for patients on mechanical ventilation.
Comprehensive literature search was done and have not come across any studies showing
the efficacy of combined lung recruitment manoeuvre [LRM] and [CPT]. So study was
conducted with aim to compare the effect of LRM as an adjunct to CPT in post- operative
paediatric CHD patients on mechanical ventilation. A RCT.
Methodology-The design is randomised, parallel Superiority group, assessor-blinded,
controlled trial in postoperative paediatric congenital heart disease patients on Mechanical
Ventilator. The study aims to answer the research question comparing
standard(conventional)CPT with combined standard CPT along with lung recruitment