Incidence and risk factors for intensive care unit admission after bariatric surgery: a multicentre population-based cohort study.

@article{Morgan2015IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors for intensive care unit admission after bariatric surgery: a multicentre population-based cohort study.},
  author={David J R Morgan and Kwok M Ho and Jon Joseph Q Armstrong and Stuart P. Baker},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2015},
  volume={115 6},
  pages={
          873-82
        }
}
BACKGROUND With increasing rates of bariatric surgery and the consequential involvement of increasingly complex patients, uncertainty remains regarding the use of intensive care unit (ICU) services after bariatric surgery. Our objective was to define the incidence, indications, and outcomes of patients requiring ICU admission after bariatric surgery and assess whether unplanned ICU admission could be predicted using preoperative factors. METHODS All adult bariatric surgery patients between… CONTINUE READING
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