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General Postoperative Complications

  • Gulsah KaraorenEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

In patients undergoing anesthesia, it has been suggested that postoperative complications develop in approximately 25% of cases. The complication rate varies according to the surgery applied, the anesthesia technique, and preexisting comorbidities. Further treatment may be required for postoperative complications and hospital discharge may be delayed. With correct perioperative evaluation and early identification, risks can be minimized.

Keywords

Postoperative complications Anesthesia recovery period Respiratory insufficiency Cardiac dysrhythmia Postoperative nausea and vomiting Respiratory failure 

Abbreviations

ADH

Antidiuretic hormone

ASA

American Society of Anesthesiologists

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

DTR

Deep tendon reflexes

OSAS

Obstructive sleep apnea

PONV

Postoperative nausea and vomiting

TUR

Transuretheral resection

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Istanbul Umraniye Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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