Pre-operative characteristics and their role in prolonged intubation following abdominal wall reconstruction.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University, 101 Nicolls Rd, HSC-19 T-053, Stony Brook, NY, 11797, USA. [Email]

Abstract

Patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) are at an increased risk of developing respiratory complications. Previous studies have demonstrated that postoperative findings, such as an increase in plateau pressure greater than 6 cm H2O following fascial closure, creates an increased risk of postoperative respiratory complications. The purpose of this study is to determine if specific preoperative characteristics are an indicator for postoperative respiratory failure.

Keywords

Abdominal wall reconstruction,Component separation,Post-operative complications,Prolonged intubation,Respiratory failure,

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