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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 142-142



Relation between Body Mass Index, Serum Albumin, Sofa Score, C-Reactive Protein and the Duration of Mechanical Ventilation
Barnamoy Bhattacharya, Akila Prashant, Prashant Vishwanath
J.S.S Medical College, Mysore, India
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 The prediction of duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) is difficult. Vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and arterial oxygen pressure, before surgery can predict the duration of MV. For emergency intubation, respiratory parameters cannot be measured before the tracheal intubation. Prognostic factors such as nutritional depletion as assessed by body mass index (BMI) and serum albumin and overall systemic inflammation as estimated by C-reactive protein (CRP) appear to be major determinants of hospitalization. 

Corresponding Author : Barnamoy Bhattacharya