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Table 2 FLAM variations in complicated and uncomplicated patients

From: Anticipating pulmonary complications after thoracotomy: the FLAM Score

  Day of respiratory complication
FLAM controls POD1 POD2 POD3 POD4
  n = 240 n = 12 n = 15 n = 14 n = 10
POD1 4 14 7* 6.5* 5
POD2 4 15.5 13 8.5* 6.5*
POD3 3 16 10 10.5 7.5*
POD4 3 17 8.5 14 12
POD5 2 18 6.5 12 8.5
POD6 2 16 7.5 8 6
POD7 2 11 6 8 6
  1. Dividing complicated patients by the day of clinical diagnosis of complication and comparing them to uncomplicated patients, an higher FLAM score was evident at least 24 hours before the event in all the subgroups (* p < 0.05).