Although the risk of hypoxemia is greatest during the first 72 h after surgery, little is known of the incidence of respiratory failure during this period. The authors studied the incidence and predictors of unanticipated early postoperative intubation (within 3 days) and its role in mortality.
A total of 222,094 adult patients undergoing nonemergent, noncardiac surgery in the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database were studied to determine the incidence and independent predictors of unanticipated early postoperative intubation. A risk-class model was developed and subsequently validated in 109,636 patients.
Overall, 2,828 of 5,725 (49.4%) unanticipated tracheal intubations in a period of 30 days occurred within the first 3 days after surgery. The incidence of unanticipated early postoperative intubation was 0.83-0.9% in the derivation and validation cohorts. Independent predictors of unanticipated early postoperative intubation included current ethanol use, current smoker, dyspnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus needing insulin therapy, active congestive heart failure, hypertension requiring medication, abnormal liver function, cancer, prolonged hospitalization, recent weight loss, body mass index less than 18.5 or ≥ 40 kg/m, medium-risk surgery, high-risk surgery, very-high-risk surgery, and sepsis. Unanticipated early postoperative intubation was an independent predictor of 30-day mortality, with an adjusted odds ratio of 9.2. Higher risk classes were associated with increasing incidence of unanticipated early postoperative intubation and death.
One half of unanticipated tracheal intubations in a period of 30 days occurred within the first 3 days after nonemergent, noncardiac surgery and were independently associated with a 9-fold increase in mortality. The authors present a validated perioperative risk class index for determining risk of unanticipated early postoperative intubation.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Introduction: Neuraxial anesthesia in upper abdominal laparoscopic surgery decreases perioperative morbidity and mortality. However, shoulder pain is common and difficult to control. Use of a major opioid (eg fentanyl) for the control of this event may depress respiratory function. This is why we believe that a safe and effective therapeutic control of this disease pain is a multimodal analgesic scheme which we have called infusional therapy. Objective: To compare various schemes for controlling shoulder pain secondary to pneumoperitoneum. Methods: Nonrandomized clinical trial with 56 patients ASA I-II divided into four groups undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Group I (n= 15) managed with ketorolac 1 mg kg, group II (n = 12) ketoprofen 100 mg, group III (n = 14) ketoprofen 50 mg + 50 mg tramadol, and group IV (n = 15) ketoprofen 100 mg + 100 mg tramadol. The following ariables were analyzed: presence and intensity of pain, analgesia rescue and operative time. Results: Group I had more shoulder pain events compared to other groups (p= 0.002) in the same way the group IV required less rescue analgesia (p= 0.034). Conclusion: preemptive analgesia to infusional therapy with ketoprofen-tramadol at doses of 100 mg each is safe for laparoscopic surgery.
Cirugia y cirujanos 05/2013; 81(3):187-95. · 0.18 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We highlight the areas we think important for future development of the subspeciality. The ultimate goal is to improve patient care and safety and to do this, we need to identify how and where episodes of harm arise. Simply continuing with current practice does not represent the best path towards our ultimate goal; objective evidence is needed to inform changes in practice.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Airway management is primarily designed to avoid hypoxia, yet hypoxia remains the main ultimate cause of anaesthetic-related death and morbidity. Understanding some of the physiology of hypoxia is therefore essential as part of a 'holistic' approach to airway management. Furthermore, it is strategically important that national specialist societies dedicated to airway management do not only focus upon the technical aspects of airway management, but also embrace some of the relevant scientific questions. There has been a great deal of research into causation of hypoxia and the body's natural protective mechanisms and responses to it. This enables us to think of ways in which we might manipulate the cellular and molecular responses to confer greater protection against hypoxia-induced tissue injury. This article reviews some of those aspects.
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