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Table 3 Postoperative results of 20 patients who received nonintubated chest wall stabilization

From: Nonintubated minimally invasive chest wall stabilization for multiple rib fractures: a prospective, single-arm study

Variable  
Time of extubation after the operation (min) 8.9 ± 2.6
Postoperative fasting time (h) 6.1 ± 1.2
Length of postoperative hospital stay (days) 6.2 ± 1.6
Drainage (ml) 97.5 ± 46.1
Morbidity  
 Pulmonary infection 1
SPO2 (%) 95.7 ± 0.7
PaO2 (mmHg) 93.5 ± 10.5
PaCO2 (mmHg) 37.0 ± 2.5
Blood pressure (systolic blood press, mmHg) 121.3 ± 15.2
Blood pressure (diastolic blood press, mmHg) 75.6 ± 9.8
Heart rate (times/min) 76.8 ± 10.9
Vital volume (ml) 453 ± 22.1
Breathing rate (times/min) 17.7 ± 1.6
Pain score (VAS)  
 6 h after the operation 2.9 ± 0.7
 12 h after the operation 2.8 ± 0.8
 24 h after the operation 3.0 ± 0.8
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (VAS)  
 12 h after the operation 1.9 ± 0.6
 24 h after the operation 1.8 ± 0.5
 48 h after the operation 1.7 ± 0.5
  1. VAS visual analog scale