Clinical review: Goal-directed therapy-what is the evidence in surgical patients? The effect on different risk groups

@inproceedings{Cecconi2013ClinicalRG,
  title={Clinical review: Goal-directed therapy-what is the evidence in surgical patients? The effect on different risk groups},
  author={Maurizio Cecconi and Carlos Corredor and Nishkantha Arulkumaran and Gihan Abuella and Jonathan A. Ball and Robert Michael Grounds and Mark A. Hamilton and Andrew Rhodes},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2013}
}
Patients with limited cardiac reserve are less likely to survive and develop more complications following major surgery. By augmenting oxygen delivery index (DO2I) with a combination of intravenous fluids and inotropes (goal directed therapy (GDT)), postoperative mortality and morbidity of high-risk patients may be reduced. However, although most studies suggest that GDT may improve outcome in high-risk surgical patients, it is still not widely practiced. We set out to test the hypothesis that… CONTINUE READING
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