Outcomes of implementation of enhanced goal directed therapy in high-risk patients undergoing abdominal surgery

@inproceedings{Kumar2015OutcomesOI,
  title={Outcomes of implementation of enhanced goal directed therapy in high-risk patients undergoing abdominal surgery},
  author={Lakshmi Kumar and Yamini Sivani Kanneganti and S Govind Rajan},
  booktitle={Indian journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Advanced monitoring targeting haemodynamic and oxygenation variables can improve outcomes of surgery in high-risk patients. We aimed to assess the impact of goal directed therapy (GDT) targeting cardiac index (CI) and oxygen extraction ratio (O2ER) on outcomes of high-risk patients undergoing abdominal surgery. METHODS In a prospective randomised trial, forty patients (American Society of Anaesthesiologists II and III) undergoing major abdominal surgeries were randomised… CONTINUE READING