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Table 1 Complications (definition) within 5 days after surgery

From: Stroke volume variation to guide fluid therapy: is it suitable for high-risk surgical patients? A terminated randomized controlled trial

  Intervention group Control group
n = 14 n = 16
Pulmonary
 Pneumonia (x-ray + antibiotics) 4 0
 Pleural fluid (supplemental oxygen + x-ray) 0 2
 Atelectasis (supplemental oxygen + x-ray) 3 1
 Pneumothorax 0 0
 Respiratory failure (intensive care treatment) 2 1
 Pulmonary emboli (computed tomography + treatment) 0 0
Cardial
 Arrytmia (electrocardiogram + treatment or cardiologist consultation) 2 1
 Coronary ischemia (electrocardiogram + troponin) 0 0
 Pulmonary stasis/oedema (x-ray or treatment) 1 1
Neurological
 Postoperative delirium (treatment) 1 2
 Focal neurological deficit 0 0
Infectious
 Wound infection (phlegmone + antibiotics or drainage) 0 0
 Intraabdominal infection (computed tomography + antibiotics) 0 0
 Central venous catheter infection 0 0
 Wound rupture (operation) 0 0
Gastrointestinal (GI)   
 Mechanical ileus (operation) 0 1
 GI bleeding (transfusion or gastroscopy) 0 0
 Paralytic ileus (unable to tolerate enteral diet > 5 days) 1 2
Others
 Renal impairment (creatinine increase > 33 %) 0 1
 Impaired spontaneous voiding (catheterization > 2 times) 1 0
 Venous thrombosis (treatment) 0 0
 Sum of complications 15 12
Patients with at least one complication 7 7