Using a Preoperative Exercise Test to Predict Postanesthesia Care Unit Admission in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery


Akyol Beyoglu C., Ozdilek A. , Erbabacan E., Ekici B., Zengin K., Taskin H. E. , ...More

BARIATRIC SURGICAL PRACTICE AND PATIENT CARE, vol.15, pp.124-130, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/bari.2019.0034
  • Journal Name: BARIATRIC SURGICAL PRACTICE AND PATIENT CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-130
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Morbidly obese patients are prone to postoperative respiratory complications, which may result in their admission to the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). In this study, we evaluated how well the 60 m in 60 s walk test predicted the extubation outcomes of morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery and their need for admission to the PACU. Methods: Two hundred morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery took the 60 m in 60 s walk test before surgery. Their forced expiratory volume (FEV) values, PaO2 levels, and hemodynamic parameters were measured before and after the walk test and after surgery. Results: Preoperative pre-exercise FEV values were significantly lower compared to postexercise values in patients who were not admitted to PACU (p < 0.001). Preoperative postexercise FEV values were significantly lower compared to pre-exercise values in patients who were admitted to PACU (p < 0.001). Conclusions: The 60 m in 60 s walk test can predict extubation outcomes of morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery and their need for admission to PACU.