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Intraoperative deaths: who, why, and can we prevent them?

Dorken Gallastegi A, Mikdad S, Kapoen C, et al. Intraoperative deaths: who, why, and can we prevent them? J Surg Res. 2022;274:185-195. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2022.01.007.

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March 9, 2022
Dorken Gallastegi A, Mikdad S, Kapoen C, et al. J Surg Res. 2022;274:185-195.

While interoperative deaths (IODs) are rare, they are catastrophic events. This study analyzed five years of data on IODs from a large academic medical center. The authors describe three phenotypes: patients with traumatic injury, those undergoing non-trauma-related emergency surgery, and patients who die during an elective procedure from medical cardiac arrests or vascular injuries. This classification framework can serve as a foundation for future research or quality improvement processes.

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Dorken Gallastegi A, Mikdad S, Kapoen C, et al. Intraoperative deaths: who, why, and can we prevent them? J Surg Res. 2022;274:185-195. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2022.01.007.