Journal article

The Australian approach to peri-operative fluid balance

Neil J Glassford, Paul Myles, Rinaldo Bellomo

CURRENT OPINION IN ANESTHESIOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The role of fluid balance as an important contributor to patient morbidity and mortality in the peri-operative period is only now being understood. Numerous studies in disparate populations undergoing different surgeries suggest that. RECENT FINDINGS: There is wide disparity in fluid administration regimen between speciality, country, and clinician. Recent meta-analyses of published studies have shown that restrictive fluid administration strategies may improve patient-centred outcomes when compared to liberal regimens. Current evidence suggests a significant role for fluid accumulation in the development of peri-operative complications. Fluid balance is best achieved usin..

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