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2020 Feb 08


Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Pain, Pulmonary Function, and Respiratory Muscle Strength After Posterolateral Thoracotomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


To evaluate the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) compared to placebo TENS and a control group on pain, pulmonary function, respiratory muscle strength, and analgesic medications in the postoperative period of thoracotomy in an Intensive care unit (ICU).