Postoperative hypoxia and length of intensive care unit stay after cardiac surgery: The underweight paradox?

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Abstract

Objective: Cardiac operations with cardiopulmonary bypass can be associated with postoperative lung dysfunction. The present study investigates the incidence of postoperative hypoxia after cardiac surgery, its relationship with the length of intensive care unit stay, and the role of body mass index in determining postoperative hypoxia and intensive care unit length of stay. Design: Single-center, retrospective study. Setting: University Hospital. Patients. Adult patients (N = 5,023) who underwent cardiac surgery with CPB. Interventions: None. Measurements and main results: According to the body mass index, patients were attributed to six classes, and obesity was defined as a body mass index >30. POH was defined as a PaO2/FiO2 ratio

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere93992
JournalPLoS One
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 7 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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