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Table 4 Postoperative complications

From: Goal-directed fluid management based on pulse pressure variation monitoring during high-risk surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Complication Group
  C (n = 16) I (n = 17)
Infection   
   Pneumonia 5 2
   Abdominal 4 3
   Urinary tract 1 0
Respiratory   
   Pulmonary embolism 1 0
   Respiratory support > 24 h (exclusive of acute lung injury) 6 5
   Acute lung injury 5 1
Cardiovascular   
   Arrhythmiaa 6 3
   Hypotensiona 11 3
   Acute pulmonary edema 2 0
   Cardiac arrest (exclusive of fatal outcome) 1 0
Abdominal   
   Acute bowel obstruction 1 0
   Upper gastrointestinal bleed 2 1
   Anastomotic leak 1 0
Coagulopathy   
   Platelet count <100,000/μlb or prothrombin time < 50%c 6 4
Renal   
   Urine output < 500 ml/day or serum creatinine > 170 μmol/ld or dialysis for acute renal failure 11 1
   Total number of complications 63 23
   Number (percentage) of patients with complications 12 (75) 7 (41)
  1. C, control; I, intervention. aRequiring pharmacologic treatment; bif at least 150,000/μl preoperatively; cif at least 70% preoperatively; dif 130 μmol/l or less preoperatively.