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  1. Consensus statement

    “Simplified International Recommendations for the Implementation of Patient Blood Management” (SIR4PBM)

    More than 30% of the world’s population are anemic with serious medical and economic consequences. Red blood cell transfusion is the mainstay to correct anemia, but it is also one of the top five overused proc...

    Patrick Meybohm, Bernd Froessler, Lawrence T. Goodnough, Andrew A. Klein, Manuel Muñoz, Michael F. Murphy, Toby Richards, Aryeh Shander, Donat R. Spahn and Kai Zacharowski

    Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:5

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  2. Consensus statement

    American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) joint consensus statement on measurement to maintain and improve quality of enhanced recovery pathways for elective colorectal surgery

    This article sets out a framework for measurement of quality of care relevant to enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) in elective colorectal surgery. The proposed framework is based on established measurement sys...

    S. Ramani Moonesinghe, Michael P. W. Grocott, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Roberto Bergamaschi, Vijaya Gottumukkala, Thomas J. Hopkins, Stuart McCluskey, Tong J. Gan, Michael Monty G. Mythen, Andrew D. Shaw and Timothy E. Miller

    Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:6

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  3. Consensus

    American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) joint consensus statement on prevention of postoperative infection within an enhanced recovery pathway for elective colorectal surgery

    Colorectal surgery (CRS) patients are an at-risk population who are particularly vulnerable to postoperative infectious complications. Infectious complications range from minor infections including simple cyst...

    Stefan D. Holubar, Traci Hedrick, Ruchir Gupta, John Kellum, Mark Hamilton, Tong J. Gan, Monty G. Mythen, Andrew D. Shaw and Timothy E. Miller

    Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:4

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  4. Research

    Physical activity levels in locally advanced rectal cancer patients following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and an exercise training programme before surgery: a pilot study

    The aim of this pilot study was to measure changes in physical activity level (PAL) variables, as well as sleep duration and efficiency in people with locally advanced rectal cancer (1) before and after neoadj...

    Lisa Loughney, Malcolm A. West, Borislav D. Dimitrov, Graham J. Kemp, Michael PW. Grocott and Sandy Jack

    Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:3

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  5. Research

    Predictors of total morbidity burden on days 3, 5 and 8 after cardiac surgery

    Post-operative morbidity affects up to 36% of cardiac surgical patients. However, few countries reliably record morbidity outcome data, despite patients wanting to be informed of all the risks associated with ...

    Julie Sanders, Jackie Cooper, Michael G. Mythen and Hugh E. Montgomery

    Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:2

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  6. Research

    Pre-operative anaemia is associated with total morbidity burden on days 3 and 5 after cardiac surgery: a cohort study

    Pre-operative anaemia is associated with mortality and red blood cell (RBC) transfusion requirement after cardiac surgery. However, the effect on post-operative total morbidity burden (TMB) is unknown. We expl...

    Julie Sanders, Jackie A. Cooper, Daniel Farrar, Simon Braithwaite, Updeshbir Sandhu, Michael G. Mythen and Hugh E. Montgomery

    Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:1

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  7. Research

    Implementation of goal-directed fluid therapy during hip revision arthroplasty: a matched cohort study

    Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated that intraoperative goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) can decrease postsurgical complications in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. Howe...

    Marit Habicher, Felix Balzer, Viktor Mezger, Jennifer Niclas, Michael Müller, Carsten Perka, Michael Krämer and Michael Sander

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:31

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  8. Research

    Associations between ASA Physical Status and postoperative mortality at 48 h: a contemporary dataset analysis compared to a historical cohort

    In this study, we examined the association between American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status (ASA PS) designation and 48-h mortality for both elective and emergent procedures in a large contemporar...

    Thomas J. Hopkins, Karthik Raghunathan, Atilio Barbeito, Mary Cooter, Mark Stafford-Smith, Rebecca Schroeder, Katherine Grichnik, Richard Gilbert and Solomon Aronson

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:29

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  9. Research

    A case management report: a collaborative perioperative surgical home paradigm and the reduction of total joint arthroplasty readmissions

    Efforts to mitigate costs while improving surgical care quality have received much scrutiny. This includes the challenging issue of readmission subsequent to hospital discharge. Initiatives attempting to precl...

    Navid Alem, Joseph Rinehart, Brian Lee, Doug Merrill, Safa Sobhanie, Kyle Ahn, Ran Schwarzkopf, Maxime Cannesson and Zeev Kain

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:27

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  10. Research

    Coagulative safety of epidural catheters after major upper gastrointestinal surgery: advanced and routine coagulation analysis in 38 patients

    The risk of spinal haematoma in patients receiving epidural catheters is estimated using routine coagulation tests, but guidelines are inconsistent in their recommendations on what to do when results indicate ...

    Owain Thomas, Hampus Rein, Karin Strandberg and Ulf Schött

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:28

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  11. Consensus statement

    American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative  (POQI) joint consensus statement on perioperative fluid management within an enhanced recovery pathway for colorectal surgery

    Enhanced recovery may be viewed as a comprehensive approach to improving meaningful outcomes in patients undergoing major surgery. Evidence to support enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) is strong in patients un...

    Robert H. Thiele, Karthik Raghunathan, C. S. Brudney, Dileep N. Lobo, Daniel Martin, Anthony Senagore, Maxime Cannesson, Tong Joo Gan, Michael Monty G. Mythen, Andrew D. Shaw and Timothy E. Miller

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:24

    Published on: 17 September 2016

  12. Meeting abstracts

    Proceedings of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery/Evidence Based Peri-Operative Medicine 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine

    A1 Effects of enhanced recovery pathways on renal function

    Charles R. Horres, Mohamed A. Adam, Zhifei Sun, Julie K. Thacker, Timothy J. Miller, Stuart A. Grant, Jeffrey Huang, Kirstie McPherson, Sanjiv Patel, Su Cheen Ng, Denise Veelo, Bart Geerts, Monty Mythen, Su Cheen Ng, Mark Foulger, Tim Collins…

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5(Suppl 1):21

    Published on: 5 September 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:25

  13. Research

    Coagulation during elective neurosurgery with hydroxyethyl starch fluid therapy: an observational study with thromboelastometry, fibrinogen and factor XIII

    Several studies have described hypercoagulability in neurosurgery with craniotomy for brain tumor resection. In this study, hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.42 was used for hemodynamic stabilization and initial...

    Caroline Ulfsdotter Nilsson, Karin Strandberg, Martin Engström and Peter Reinstrup

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:20

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  14. Research

    Postoperative respiratory failure necessitating transfer to the intensive care unit in orthopedic surgery patients: risk factors, costs, and outcomes

    Postoperative pulmonary complications in orthopedic surgery patients have been associated with worse clinical outcomes. Identifying patients with respiratory risk factors requiring enhanced monitoring and mana...

    Roman Melamed, Lori L. Boland, James P. Normington, Rebecca M. Prenevost, Lindsay Y. Hur, Leslie F. Maynard, Molly A. McNaughton, Tyler G. Kinzy, Adnan Masood, Mehdi Dastrange and Joseph A. Huguelet

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:19

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  15. Research

    Significant discrepancies exist between clinician assessment and patient self-assessment of functional capacity by validated scoring tools during preoperative evaluation

    Preoperative assessment of functional capacity is necessary to direct decisions regarding cardiac evaluation and may help identify patients at high risk for perioperative complications. Patient self-triage reg...

    John Whittemore Stokes, Jonathan Porter Wanderer and Matthew David McEvoy

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:18

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  16. Commentary

    Primum Non Nocere: is shared decision-making the answer?

    Surgical ambition is rising, with the Royal College of Surgeons reporting an increase in the number of procedures by a million over the past decade (Royal College of Surgeons. Surgery and the NHS in Numbers. A...

    Ramai Santhirapala and Ramani Moonesinghe

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:16

    Published on: 16 June 2016

  17. Research

    A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic dose escalation study of a gentamicin vancomycin gel in patients undergoing colorectal surgery

    Despite numerous interventions promulgated by the Surgical Care Improve Project (SCIP) and other organizations, surgical site infection (SSI) continues to be a significant medical problem. DFA-02 is a novel bi...

    Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Harold S. Minkowitz, Alvaro M. Segura-Vasi, Jorge E. Marcet, Jennifer A. White, G Ralph Corey and Kent S. Allenby

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:17

    Published on: 16 June 2016

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