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Table 1 Number and incidence of complications a

From: The impact of complications following open colectomy on hospital finances: a retrospective cohort study

Complications Number of patients %
Deep SSI 5 1.8%
Organ/space SSI 14 5.1%
Sepsis 5 1.8%
Clostridium difficile colitis 4 1.4%
Pneumonia 8 2.9%
Bowel obstruction 11 4.0%
Acute kidney injury 6 2.2%
Cerebrovascular accident 2 0.7%
Pulmonary embolism 4 1.4%
New-onset arrhythmia 13 4.7%
Myocardial infarction 5 1.8%
Cardiac arrest 1 0.4%
Unplanned intubation 6 2.2%
Reoperation 13 4.7%
Death 1 0.4%
Other infections 7 2.5%
  1. aSSI: Surgical site infection. The category “Other infections” included readmission for unexplained severe gastritis, hypotension of unknown cause prompting transfer to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), upper-extremity ischemia presumed to be caused by vasospasm, respiratory depression from opiate overdose requiring SICU transfer, readmission for biliary colic requiring surgical intervention, readmission for chylous ascites requiring paracentesis and postdural puncture headache requiring epidural blood patch (n = 1 for each complication).