Local Assessment of Ventilatory Management During General Anesthesia for Surgery and effects on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications

A Prospective Observational International Multi–center Cohort Study

Las Vegas is a prospective observational multi–center international cohort study which aims at characterizing current mechanical ventilation practices during general anesthesia for surgery and assessing the dependence of post–operative pulmonary complications on intra-operative Mechanical Ventilation settings.
The effect of different Mechanical Ventilation settings during general anesthesia for surgery on post–operative pulmonary complications will be assessed. Predefined intra–operative and post–operative pulmonary complications (new or prolonged invasive or non-invasive mechanical ventilation, need for oxygen therapy, respiratory failure, pneumonia, ARDS, pneumothorax ) will be recorded from the medical chart up to five days after surgery.

  • Chief Investigator: Prof. Dr. Marcus J. Schultz (AMC, University of Amsterdam)
  • Sponsor: ESA Clinical Trial Network
  • National Coordinator: Prof. Dr. S. De Hert
  • Investigators UZ Gent: Prof. Dr. L. De Baerdemaeker, Dr. J. Van Limmen
  • Timeline: 7 day inclusion week in recruitment period 14/01/2013-04/03/2013 (UZ Gent: 18/02/2013-25/02/2013)
  • LAS VEGAS: Clinical identifier: NCT01601223