30 January 2007
Investigation of the relationship between the duration of postoperative mechanical ventilation and complication incidence following coronary artery bypass graftHülya Akdur, Zerrin Yiğit, Umit Onel Arabaci, Bekir Sami Kocazeybek, Hülya Nilgün Gürses
Med Sci Monit 2007; 13(2): CR105-110 :: ID: 473769
Background: The relationship between prolonged intubation period and postoperative complication incidence following cardiac surgery was investigated.
Material/Methods: Evaluated were 237 adult patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft operation, of whom 115 (group I) had intubation periods of more than 24 hrs (mean: 56.1±39.1 hrs) and 122 (group
II) less than 24 hrs (mean: 16.25±14.6 hrs). Preoperative and postoperative pulmonary function test values as well as postoperative changes in the two groups were compared.
Results: Mean hospital stay for group I and II patients were determined as 24.6±2.04 and 10.61±3.04 days, respectively (p
Keywords: Coronary Artery Bypass - methods, Postoperative Complications - etiology, Respiration, Artificial - methods, Respiratory Function Tests, Time Factors
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