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Why is it that they put patients on their stomachs when they have got pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: They don't

normally do that.

In brief: They don't

normally do that.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: They don't!

Putting people on their stomachs is not a treatment for pneumonia .
What might cause confusion is that some with pneumonia & respiratory failure need a ventilator to breath. Some of these patients can get a form of lung injury called " Acute respiratory distress syndrome". In this situation it can help to place the patient on their belly ( prone ventilation) as it is easier to inflate the lung

In brief: They don't!

Putting people on their stomachs is not a treatment for pneumonia .
What might cause confusion is that some with pneumonia & respiratory failure need a ventilator to breath. Some of these patients can get a form of lung injury called " Acute respiratory distress syndrome". In this situation it can help to place the patient on their belly ( prone ventilation) as it is easier to inflate the lung
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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