Thewill assess the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications in patients who receive mechanical ventilation while under general anesthesia during robotic surgery to characterize current ventilation practices and evaluate any association between ventilator parameters and postoperative pulmonary complications.
Patients will be included if they are at least 18 years old and had their robotic surgical procedure done under general anesthesia. Exclusion criteria include being pregnant during surgery and having their procedure done outside an operating room.
The primary outcome measure is incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications within 5 days of the procedure or hospital discharge. Secondary outcomes include intraoperative mechanical ventilation practice, mechanical ventilation practice, and postoperative pulmonary complications within 5 days of the procedure or hospital discharge, intraoperative surgical positioning and ventilation, preoperative risk for postoperative pulmonary complications, and intraoperative mechanical ventilation practice and complications.
The estimated primary completion date is March 1, 2019, and the estimated study completion date is May 1, 2019. About 500 patients are estimated to be enrolled.
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