JAMES A. WIER; ROBERT L. TAYLOR; RICHARD S. FRASER
For the last several years there has been a widespread tendency to liberalize bed-rest requirements in the treatment of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, increasing ambulation of patients being allowed; indeed, in some treatment centers, nearly complete ambulatory treatment has become the accepted practice. However, there has been no properly controlled study which would compare the results of treatment in patients permitted early ambulation with those in patients on standard bed-rest programs. It is the purpose of this paper to report the results of a study evaluating the need for bed-rest in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Actually, the use of ambulation,
WIER JA, TAYLOR RL, FRASER RS. THE AMBULATORY TREATMENT OF PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:762–773. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-762
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(4):762-773.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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