'Liberal' vs. 'restrictive' perioperative fluid therapy--a critical assessment of the evidence.

@article{BundgaardNielsen2009LiberalV,
  title={'Liberal' vs. 'restrictive' perioperative fluid therapy--a critical assessment of the evidence.},
  author={Morten Bundgaard-Nielsen and Niels H Secher and Henrik Kehlet},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 7},
  pages={843-51}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have assessed the effect of a 'liberal' vs. a 'restrictive' perioperative fluid regimen on post-operative outcome. The literature was reviewed in order to provide recommendations regarding perioperative fluid regimens. METHODS A PubMed search identified randomized clinical trials and cited studies, comparing two different fixed fluid volumes on post-operative clinical outcome in major surgery. Studies were assessed for the type of surgery, primary and secondary… CONTINUE READING

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