Postoperative venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: analysis of eighty-eight cases O. S. Culp Anesthesia & Analgesia 1941 20: 47-48
In this early review of perioperative outcomes, Dr. Culp reviews the twenty-year history of the Brady Urological Institute and finds 80 pulmonary emboli (PE). In this review, 43 cases were fatal, 21 patients had PE and recovered; and the remaining patients were cases of incidental PE. The majority of fatal cases were patients done under spinal anesthesia with other risk factors including:
- intravenous infusions
- drop in blood pressure during the operation
- postoperative instrumentation
- abdominal distention
- circulatory (vascular) disease
HISTORICAL CONTRIBUTIONS highlight the greatest academic manuscripts from the Brady Urological Institute over the past 100 years. As the Brady Urological Institute approaches its centennial, we will present a HISTORICAL CONTRIBUTION from each of the past 100 years. In the most recent experience, the most highly cited article from each year is selected; older manuscripts were selected based on their perceived impact on the field. We hope you enjoy!