Journal of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

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Table. 6.

Table. 6.

Analysis of the relationship between the development of pulmonary atelectasis after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and patients’ symptoms and signs

 VariablesTotal (n=71)*Atelectasis (n=33)Atelectasis free (n=38)*P-value
Symptoms23 (32.4%)13 (39.4%)10 (26.3%)0.311
 Sputum13 (18.3%)7 (21.2%)6 (15.8%)0.759
 Dyspnea7 (9.9%)4 (12.1%)3 (7.9%)0.697
 Headache2 (2.8%)1 (3.0%)1 (2.6%)1.000
 Chest discomfort1 (1.4%)1 (3.0%)00.465

Total (n=73)Atelectasis (n=33)Atelectasis free (n=40)P-value

Fever**35 (47.9%)17 (51.5%)18 (45.0%)0.642
Leukocytosis***40 (54.8%)20 (60.6%)20 (50.0%)0.479

Seventy-one patients were evaluated for symptoms; the medical records of 2 patients in the atelectasis free group were incomplete and excluded from the analysis.

Fever was diagnosed when body temperature was ≥38.0°C during the three days after surgery.

Leukocytosis was diagnosed when the white blood cell count was ≥10,000/μL during the 3 days after surgery.

J Metab Bariatr Surg 2019;8:8-17 https://doi.org/10.17476/jmbs.2019.8.1.8
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