Journal article

Fluid prescription practices of anesthesiologists managing patients undergoing elective colonoscopy: an observational study.

Laurence Weinberg, Matthew Faulkner, Chong O Tan, Daniel H Liu, Stanley Tay, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Philip Peyton, David Story

BMC Res Notes | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Routine fluid prescription is common practice amongst anesthesiologists caring for patients undergoing colonoscopy. However there is limited information about routine procedural fluid prescription practices of anesthesiologists in this setting. Routine fluid administration may also have important pharmaco-economic implications for the health care budget. Therefore we performed a prospective observational study assessing the fluid prescription practices of anesthesiologists caring for patients undergoing elective colonoscopy. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, adult patients receiving procedural fluid intervention during elective colonoscopy were included. DATA COL..

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