Postoperative respiratory failure after major abdominal surgery: Definition, diagnosis and prevention

Davide Chiumello, Cristina Mietto

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Abstract

Postoperative respiratory failure is one of the most important causes of morbidity, mortality and longer hospital stay in surgical patients, high incidence is comparable only with cardiac complications. However, no univocal and widely accepted definition is available throughout epidemiological studies. Different aspects are involved in the pathogenesis of postoperative respiratory complications, such as the kind of surgery, comorbidities, risk factors, and the population in study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical Issues in Anesthesia and Intensive Care 2013
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Pages43-60
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9788847055292, 9788847055285
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Chiumello, D., & Mietto, C. (2014). Postoperative respiratory failure after major abdominal surgery: Definition, diagnosis and prevention. In Practical Issues in Anesthesia and Intensive Care 2013 (pp. 43-60). Springer-Verlag Milan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-5529-2_4