In conclusion, we showed that the application of LUS to diagnose the aetiologies of hypoxaemia in healthy-weight PACU patients is feasible and quick. LUS was sensitive and specific to diagnose PPCs when compared to the sensitivity and specificity of thoracic CT scans.
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PPCs: Postoperative pulmonary complications; CRX: Chest x-rays; CT: Computed tomography; LUS: Lung ultrasound; PACU: Postanesthesia care unit; SPO2: Pulse oximetry; BMI: Body mass index; TOF: Train of four stimulation; ICU: Intensive care unit; FiO2: Inspiration oxygen fraction; OLV: One-lung ventilation; VATS: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery; TLV: Two-lung ventilation; RR: Respiratory rate; PEEP: Positive end-expiratory pressure; PETCO2: End-tidal carbon dioxide pressure; BIS: Bispectral index; RM: Recruitment maneuver; ASA: American society of anesthetist; PaO2: Arterial partial pressure of oxygen; PaCO2: Arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide; MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging
The authors would like to thank Gundappa Neelakanta M.B., B.S. (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, USA) for his valuable guidance for article writing.
Availability of data and materials
The datasets generated and/or analysed during the current study are not publicly available due to the manuscript has not been received yet but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
The study was approved by the review committee of Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University (IR2018001133, 2018/12/05) and registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03802175) before patient enrollment. Informed consents were obtained from all patients.
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