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Table 3 Adverse outcomes

From: Risk of postoperative hypoxemia in ambulatory orthopedic surgery patients with diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea: a retrospective observational study

Outcome No hypoxemia
(N = 135)
Hypoxemia
(N = 71)
CPAP at home + subsequent routine PACU use (%) 33 41
Emergent CPAP (%) 0 0
Increase in oxygen delivery (%) 16 37*
Incidence of postoperative hypertension (%) 33 41
Need treatment for hypertension (%) 4 4
Need for postoperative hospital admission from PACU (%) 16 11
Reasons for hospital admission   
Physical Therapy (%) 45 13
Intravenous antibiotics (%) 9 13
Pain Control (%) 14 13
Infectious Complication (%) 18 38
Radiation therapy (%) 0 13
Other (%)** 14 13
  1. * = P < 0.05. ** No patients admitted for persistent hypoxemia