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Table 5 Comparison of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) between the two groups of traditional ventilation and protective ventilation on postoperative days 0, 1, 2, and 3

From: Protective mechanical ventilation with optimal PEEP during RARP improves oxygenation and pulmonary indexes

Complications Day 0 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Traditional ventilation (n=32) Protective ventilation (n=32) P Traditional ventilation (n=32) Protective ventilation (n=32) P Traditional ventilation (n=32) Protective ventilation (n=32) P Traditional ventilation (n=32) Protective ventilation (n=32) P
Cough 2 (6.3%) 3 (9.4%) 0.641 16 (50.0%) 8 (25.0%) 0.039* 18 (56.3%) 8 (25.0%) 0.011* 17 (53.1%) 11 (34.4%) 0.131
Increased secretions 4 (12.5%) 8 (25.0%) 0.200 20 (62.5%) 12 (37.5%) 0.046* 21 (65.6%) 12 (37.5%) 0.024* 18 (56.3%) 12 (37.5%) 0.133
Dyspnea 0 0 1 (3.1%) 0 >0.99 1 (3.1%) 0 >0.99 1 (3.1%) 0 >0.99
Chest pain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temperature >38 °C 0 0 5 (15.6%) 1 (3.1%) 0.086 3 (9.4%) 0 0.237 1 (3.1%) 0 >0.99
HR >100 bpm 0 0 1 (3.1%) 0 >0.99 2 (6.3%) 0 0.472 1 (3.1%) 0 >0.99
Occurrence of PPCs 0 0 0 1 (3.1%) >0.99 2 (6.3%) 0 0.472 1 (3.1%) 0 >0.99
  1. HR Heart rate, bpm Beats per minute, PPCs Postoperative pulmonary complications
  2. *P< 0.05 Comparison between the two groups was significant difference