Pulmonary Complications after Abdominal Surgery Have Significant Post Operative Impacts on Patient Survival

  • Rashid Ali Malik Assist Professor, Department of Surgery, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Rana Asrar Ahmad Khan Senior Registrar, Department of Surgery, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Sultan Mahmood Khan Assistant Professor, Aziz Fatima Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad Pakistandr
  • Muhammad Usman Senior Registrar, Department of Surgery, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Ata Ul Lateef Professor, Department of Surgery, Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal Pakistan
  • Shaukat Ali Senior Registrar, Department of Surgery, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan
Keywords: Pulmonary complication, Atelectasis, Abdominal surgery

Abstract

Background: Chest Physiotherapy is an effective procedure in chronic pulmonary disorders since introduction in 1915. Objective: To observe the effectiveness of active chest physiotherapy in prevention of post operative pulmonary complication. Study Design: Prospective observational study. Settings: Surgical Unit-I, Allied Hospital Faisalabad Pakistan. Duration: Duration of study was 7 months. Methods: Total 115 patients were included who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria. All the patients were given active chest physiotherapy and observed till discharge for any pulmonary complications. Results: Among 115 patients only 2 male patients who were smoker had atelectasis which resolved after chest physiotherapy no other complication was noted. Conclusion: Active chest physiotherapy is quite effective in prevention of post operative pulmonary complications.

Published
2022-12-31
How to Cite
Malik, R. A., Khan, R. A. A., Khan, S. M., Usman, M., Lateef, A., & Ali, S. (2022). Pulmonary Complications after Abdominal Surgery Have Significant Post Operative Impacts on Patient Survival. Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC), 16(4), 248-251. https://doi.org/10.29054/apmc/2022.1420