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Table 4 PPCs, 30-day mortality and Severity Indices

From: Root causes and outcomes of postoperative pulmonary complications after abdominal surgery: a retrospective observational cohort study

Patients undergoing ASPatients number (%)30-day mortalityAPACHE II (mean)SAPS II (mean)
OP60 (100)21.7%22.8 ± 8.1*50.7 ± 17.9*
PPCs ≤48 h36 (60)27.8% (10 patients)23.0 ± 6.5**49.0 ± 17.3**
PPCs > 48 h24 (40)12.5% (3 patients)22.5 ± 10.2**53.2 ± 18.9**
  1. APACHE Acute Physiology, Age, Chronic Health Evaluation, AS abdominal surgery, OP operated patients, PPCs postoperative pulmonary complications, SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score; * (APACHE: p = 0.829; SAPS: p = 0.378). ** statistically not significant