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Prescrire "le lit strict" dans un service hospitalier de médecine interne: un traitement dangereux [Complete bed rest prescription in an internal medicine ward: a dangerous treatment?]
Revue médicale suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
A general knowledge led to the assumption that bed rest is beneficial for most illnesses and bed rest is prescribed in a large number of medical conditions. However, evidence from randomised studies and systematic reviews suggest a potentially harmful effect of bed rest. This review article discusses the utility of bed rest in some frequent medical pathologies such as myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, community acquired-pneumonia, and low back pain.
Back Pain, Bed Rest, Community-Acquired Infections, Hospital Units, Humans, Inpatients, Internal Medicine, Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism
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