- Joergen B. Dahl, Rigshospitalet and Copenhagen University
- Douglas Raines, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Marcos Vidal Melo, Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School
- Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, UCSF
- Tom Rowles, BioMed Central
An international survey of anaesthetists’ attitudes towards perioperative fluid administration identifies different patterns of clinical usage, acceptance as therapeutic option, and barriers for implementation of goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Multivariate analysis of outcome after hepatectomy 6 months post-surgery identifies a number of risk factors for mortality, including post-operative delirium, and provides information on patient dependency and quality of life.
A survey of patients and physicians concerning do not resuscitate (DNR) orders demonstrates varying views on whether they should be suspended perioperatively, but the vast majority of patients expect a discussion with their doctor on the subject.
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