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Research Article

Effectiveness of Chest Physiotherapy in Infants Hospitalized with Acute Bronchiolitis: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial

  • Vincent Gajdos mail,

    vincent.gajdos@abc.aphp.fr

    Affiliations: Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Pediatric Department, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France, Inserm, CESP Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, U1018, Reproduction and Child Development Team, Villejuif, France, Université Paris Sud 11, Paris, France

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  • Sandrine Katsahian,

    Affiliations: APHP, Biostatistic Department, Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France, Inserm UMRS U717, Paris, France

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  • Nicole Beydon,

    Affiliation: APHP, Pulmonology Unit, Pediatric Department, Robert Debré Hospital, Paris, France

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  • Véronique Abadie,

    Affiliations: Pediatric Department, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France, Université Paris 5, Paris, France

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  • Loïc de Pontual,

    Affiliations: APHP, Pediatric Department, Hôpital Jean Verdier, Bondy, France, Université Paris Nord, Bobigny, France

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  • Sophie Larrar,

    Affiliations: Université Paris Sud 11, Paris, France, APHP, Pediatric Emergency Department, Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France

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  • Ralph Epaud,

    Affiliations: APHP, Pediatric Department, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, Paris, France, Université Paris 6, Paris, France

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  • Bertrand Chevallier,

    Affiliations: APHP, Pediatric Department, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne, France, Université Versailles, Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

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  • Sylvain Bailleux,

    Affiliation: Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Pediatric Department, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France

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  • Alix Mollet-Boudjemline,

    Affiliation: Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Pediatric Department, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France

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  • Jean Bouyer,

    Affiliations: Inserm, CESP Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, U1018, Reproduction and Child Development Team, Villejuif, France, Université Paris Sud 11, Paris, France

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  • Sylvie Chevret,

    Affiliations: APHP, Biostatistic Department, Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France, Inserm UMRS U717, Paris, France

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  • Philippe Labrune

    Affiliations: Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Pediatric Department, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France, Université Paris Sud 11, Paris, France

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  • Published: September 28, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000345

About the Authors

Vincent Gajdos, Sylvain Bailleux, Alix Mollet-Boudjemline, Philippe Labrune
Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Pediatric Department, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France
Vincent Gajdos, Jean Bouyer
Inserm, CESP Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, U1018, Reproduction and Child Development Team, Villejuif, France
Vincent Gajdos, Sophie Larrar, Jean Bouyer, Philippe Labrune
Université Paris Sud 11, Paris, France
Sandrine Katsahian, Sylvie Chevret
APHP, Biostatistic Department, Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France
Sandrine Katsahian, Sylvie Chevret
Inserm UMRS U717, Paris, France
Nicole Beydon
APHP, Pulmonology Unit, Pediatric Department, Robert Debré Hospital, Paris, France
Véronique Abadie
Pediatric Department, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France
Véronique Abadie
Université Paris 5, Paris, France
Loïc de Pontual
APHP, Pediatric Department, Hôpital Jean Verdier, Bondy, France
Loïc de Pontual
Université Paris Nord, Bobigny, France
Sophie Larrar
APHP, Pediatric Emergency Department, Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France
Ralph Epaud
APHP, Pediatric Department, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, Paris, France
Ralph Epaud
Université Paris 6, Paris, France
Bertrand Chevallier
APHP, Pediatric Department, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne, France
Bertrand Chevallier
Université Versailles, Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Corresponding Author

Email: vincent.gajdos@abc.aphp.fr

Competing Interests

All authors declare that (1) no financial support for the submitted work from anyone other than their employer; (2) no financial relationships with commercial entities that might have an interest in the submitted work in the previous 3 years; (3) no spouses, partners, or children with financial relationships that may be relevant to the submitted work; and (4) no non-financial interests that may be relevant to the submitted work.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: VG SK NB VA LdP SL RE BC SB AMB JB SC PL. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: VG SK NB VA LdP SL RE BC SB AMB JB SC PL. Designed the experiments/the study: VG NB VA RE SB SC PL. Analyzed the data: VG SK VA. Collected data/did experiments for the study: VG NB VA AMB. Enrolled patients: VG NB VA LdP SL RE BC. Wrote the first draft of the paper: VG NB VA. Contributed to the writing of the paper: VG SK NB VA LdP SL RE BC SB AMB JB SC PL. Supervised the intervention of physiotherapists: SB.