Hyperinflation therapy

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Hyperinflation therapy (HIT) is a very common[1] therapy performed on patients who are suffering from some sort of respiratory distress. The therapy involves applying volumes greater than normal to reinflate the collapsed alveoli in the lungs. There are many different techniques used to administer hyperinflation therapy.[2] The respiratory therapist typically decides which method is best for each patient.[3]

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  1. ^ Robson WP (1998). "To bag or not to bag? Manual hyperinflation in intensive care.". Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 14 (5): 239–43. PMID 9849237. doi:10.1016/s0964-3397(98)80644-7. 
  2. ^ Ntoumenopoulos G (2005). "Indications for manual lung hyperinflation (MHI) in the mechanically ventilated patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.". Chron Respir Dis. 2 (4): 199–207. PMID 16541603. doi:10.1191/1479972305cd080oa. 
  3. ^ Denehy L (1999). "The use of manual hyperinflation in airway clearance.". Eur Respir J. 14 (4): 958–65. PMID 10573249. doi:10.1034/j.1399-3003.1999.14d38.x.