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Table 4 Operation theatre management

From: Mortality following emergency laparotomy: a Swedish cohort study

  n (%)
Primary surgery 597 (84.1)
Reoperation 113 (15.9)
Surgical procedure  
All intestinal resections 252 (35.5)
 Resection of small intestine 155 (21.8)
 Resection of colon 84 (11.8)
 Resection of small intestine and colon 14 (2.0)
Resection of other abdominal organ 15 (2.1)
Intestinal stoma 178 (25.1)
Intestinal anastomosis 159 (22.4)
Adhesiolysis 320 (45.1)
Anaesthesiologic care  
Induction drug propofol 593 (83.5)
Induction drug ketamine and propofol 52 (7.3)
Induction drug ketamine 62 (8.7)
Thoracic epidural anaesthesia 477 (67.2)
Treated with vasopressor infusion 505 (71.1)
Arterial-line inserted 253 (35.6)
Anaesthesiologic complication- aspiration 5 (0.7)
Perioperative treatment with antibiotics 555 (78.2)
Level of competence in the OTa  
Surgical registrar 61 (8.6)
Specialist in surgery 196 (27.8)
Senior consultant in surgery 450 (63.6)
Anaesthesiologic registrar 273 (38.7)
Specialist in anaesthesiology 136 (19.3)
Senior consultant in anaesthesia 296 (42.0)
  1. This table shows the management variables examined
  2. OT operation theatre
  3. a Missing value. Surgery n = 3, Anaesthesiology n = 5