Eur J Anaesthesiol 2021 06;38(6):571-581
From the Department of Anaesthesiology, Amsterdam UMC, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (CSE-B, CB), Department of Intensive Care and Laboratory of Experimental Intensive Care and Anaesthesia (L·E·I·C·A), Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (SNT-H, AS-N, JM-B, MJS), Department of Anaesthesiology, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (SNT-H, MW-H), Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paolo, Brazil (AS-N), Hedenstierna Laboratory, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (GH), Montpellier University Hospital, Saint Eloi Intensive Care Unit and PhyMedExp, University of Montpellier, INSERM, CNRS, Montpellier, France (SJ), Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (MH, WS), Operating Services, Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield and University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK (GH-M), Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Bostan, MA, USA (MF-VM), Queen Mary University of London, London, UK (RM-P), Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany (CP), Department of Biotechnology and Sciences of Life, ASST Sette Laghi Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy (PS), Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (HW), Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary Engineering Group, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany (MGD-A), Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Diagnostiche Integrate, Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova, Italy (PP), IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy (PP), Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (MJS), Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (MJS).
Background: Anaemia is frequently recorded during preoperative screening and has been suggested to affect outcomes after surgery negatively.
Objectives: The objectives were to assess the frequency of moderate to severe anaemia and its association with length of hospital stay.
Design: Post hoc analysis of the international observational prospective 'Local ASsessment of VEntilatory management during General Anaesthesia for Surgery' (LAS VEGAS) study. Read More