Eur J Anaesthesiol 2021 Sep 22. Epub 2021 Sep 22.
From the Department of Anaesthesia (DK, LW, PP, LE, RH, BP, COT, DS, MOD, PH, CO, JG), Department of Intensive Care, Austin Hospital (DK, ASN, AW, GE, RB, DAJ), Department of Critical Care (DK, ASN, PP, LE, RH, BP, COT, DS, RB), Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne (LW, LE, RH, BP, COT), Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University (ASN, RB, DAJ), Data Analytics Research and Evaluation (DARE) Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (ASN, RB) and Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil (ASN).
Background: Studies in critically ill patients suggest a relationship between mechanical power (an index of the energy delivered by the ventilator, which includes driving pressure, respiratory rate, tidal volume and inspiratory pressure) and complications.
Objective: We aimed to assess the association between intra-operative mechanical power and postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs).
Design: Post hoc analysis of a large randomised clinical trial. Read More