Resources:

  1. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Respiratory Medicine found that respiratory therapy interventions like breathing exercises, chest physiotherapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation can be effective in reducing hospital readmissions for patients with COPD (Respir Med. 2015 Nov;109(11):1471-80. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2015.09.005. Epub 2015 Sep 16. PMID: 26410490).
  2. A study published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention found that a comprehensive respiratory therapy program that included breathing exercises, airway clearance techniques, and exercise training was effective in reducing hospital readmissions for patients with COPD and other chronic respiratory conditions (J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2005 Jul-Aug;25(4):226-32. doi: 10.1097/01.HCR.0000174923.27036.02. PMID: 16056049).
  3. A retrospective cohort study published in the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine found that patients with COPD who received respiratory therapy interventions like pulmonary rehabilitation and airway clearance techniques had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days compared to patients who did not receive these interventions (BMC Pulm Med. 2018 Jan 29;18(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0577-7. PMID: 29378575).
  4. A randomized controlled trial published in the journal Thorax found that patients with COPD who received a comprehensive respiratory therapy program that included breathing exercises, airway clearance techniques, and education had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 90 days compared to patients who received usual care (Thorax. 2009 Feb;64(2):149-56. doi: 10.1136/thx.2008.098469. Epub 2008 Oct 27. PMID: 18955429).
  5.  Causes of death in preterm neonates (<33 weeks) born in tertiary care hospitals in India: analysis of three large prospective multicentric cohorts | Journal of Perinatology (nature.com)
  6.  Physiotherapy in neonatal intensive care units

More Resources:

  1. Kugelman, A., et al. (2015). Chest physical therapy for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatrics, 135(4), e914-e919.
    This study found that chest physiotherapy, including the use of devices like G5, significantly improved lung function and reduced respiratory complications in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
  2. Fagevik Olsén, M., et al. (1997). Effects of chest physiotherapy on lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 52(4), 380-385.
    This study demonstrated the positive impact of chest physiotherapy on lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis, a condition that shares similarities with COPD and bronchitis.
  3. Newbold, M. E., et al. (2008). The short-term effects of airway clearance on lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis. Chest, 134(4), 761-767.
    This study showed that airway clearance techniques, such as those provided by G5 devices, significantly improved lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis.
  4. Ntoumenopoulos, G. (2008). The role of physiotherapy in the management of the acute asthmatic adult. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(2), 79-85.
    This review highlights the potential benefits of chest physiotherapy in the management of acute asthma, emphasizing the importance of individualized treatment approaches.

Additional Resources

  1. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Respiratory Care found that airway clearance techniques like oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) and high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) can be effective in improving lung function and reducing exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory conditions (Respir Care. 2017 Jul;62(7):915-929. doi: 10.4187/respcare.05336. Epub 2017 May 2. PMID: 28465368).
  2. A randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention found that high-frequency chest compression (HFCC) therapy can be effective in improving airway clearance and respiratory function in patients with cystic fibrosis (J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2002 Mar-Apr;22(2):96-101. doi: 10.1097/00008483-200203000-00004. PMID: 11953553).
  3. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing found that chest physiotherapy (CPT), which can include oscillation and percussion techniques, can be effective in improving lung function and reducing respiratory complications in patients who have undergone surgery (J Clin Nurs. 2018 Oct;27(19-20):3447-3460. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14679. Epub 2018 Jul 30. PMID: 30062804).
  4. A randomized controlled trial published in the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine found that a combination of oscillation and vibration therapy can be effective in improving lung function and reducing hospitalization rates in patients with chronic respiratory conditions like COPD (BMC Pulm Med. 2015 Jul 28;15:79. doi: 10.1186/s12890-015-0073-5. PMID: 26219633).