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Cochrane Reviews

Cochrane reviews related to physiotherapy for patients who have undergone surgery

Cochrane Reviews:

Preoperative physical therapy for elective cardiac surgery patients

Fast-track interventions (low-dose opioid based general anaesthesia and early tracheal extubation) are safe in adults undergoing cardiac surgery

Promoting patient uptake and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation

Participation in rehabilitation programmes that include regular exercise, can improve the quality of life for people with heart disease

Regular exercise or exercise with education and psychological support can reduce the likelihood of dying from heart disease

The use of incentive spirometry for preventing pulmonary complications in adults people undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Incentive spirometry for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications after upper abdominal surgery

Is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) during the postoperative period useful?

Exercise training following lung resection for people with non-small cell lung cancer

Rehabilitation interventions for people with critical illness myopathy and neuropathy