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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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PABLO JALDIN, Juan; PENA, Mauricio  and  TELLEZ, Fátima. Respiratory Therapy for COVID-19 patients with active disease . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2021, vol.44, n.1, pp.64-68. ISSN 1012-2966.

Postural drainage involves a combination of techniques, including multiple positions to drain the lungs, percussion, vibration, deep breathing, and coughing. Chest physical therapy, including percussion and postural drainage techniques, allows gravity to remove mucus build-up in the lungs in COVID-19 patients with respiratory distress. These techniques also help open both airways and deliver more oxygen to the air sacs and improve circulation to the lungs.

Keywords : postural drainage; respiratory; respiratory drainage.

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