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Atelectasis

The first step in treating atelectasis is to remove the cause of the obstruction. Supplemental oxygen, chest physiotherapy and antibiotics are also used as standard therapy. In most cases the lung tissue will return to normal.


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  • Players must wear shin guards that cover the entire shin, have a strap for children to fasten under their feet and have a plastic outside cover.

  • Goalies should wear gloves, elbow pads and kneepads.

  • All players should wear form-fitted mouth guards and shatterproof glasses.

  • Players' shoes should have molded cleats or a ribbed sole. Never use metal cleats, as they can cut another player's skin.

  • The right ball can prevent head injuries. Leather balls can become heavy when wet. Use synthetic, nonabsorbent balls on wet fields.

  • Soccer goals should be anchored to the ground, using anchors flush with the ground and clearly visible.

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