Thoracic squeeze technique: an advanced chest physiotherapy technique for hospitalized neonates
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Special thanks to Dr. Vencita Priyanka Aranha, MPT (Paediatrics), Assistant Professor and Dr. Kanimozhi Narkeesh, MPT, PhD, Professor and Principal, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana, India, for providing valuable encouragement for making this research report. Dr. Aurodeep Dasgupta provided technical support in editing Fig. 1.
RM and AJS conceived and designed the study, conducted literature research, provided research materials, collected and organized data, and wrote the initial draft of the article. AJS analyzed the collected literatures and provided content review for the prepared manuscript. All the contributing authors approved the draft.
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