The Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: implications for physiotherapists PURPOSE:The purposes of this article are (1) to list key messages from the 2003 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guidelines of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) and associated implications and responsibilities ...
BACKGROUND: Several sets of Canadian guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma have been published over the past 15 years. Since the last revision of the 1999 Canadian Asthma Consensus Report, important new ...
Factors associated with physiotherapists' interest in cardiorespiratory continuing education using computer-assisted learning: a survey Purpose: To determine factors associated with Canadian physiotherapists' interest in undertaking continuing education in various cardiorespiratory content areas and their willingness to complete a portion of study within ...
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine whether higher personnel intensive chest physical therapy can prevent the atelectasis that routinely follows cardiac valve surgery. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary care ...