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  1. The assessment and maintenance of perioperative blood volume is important because fluid therapy is a routine part of intraoperative care. In the past, patients undergoing major surgery were given large amounts...

    Authors: Takehiko Iijima, Birgitte Brandstrup, Peter Rodhe, Audrius Andrijauskas and Christer H Svensen
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2013 2:9
  2. Whether inflammatory responses to surgery are comparably activated during total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) and during volatile anesthesia remains unclear. We thus compared the perioperative effects of TIVA ...

    Authors: Daniela C Ionescu, Simona Claudia D Margarit, Adina Norica I Hadade, Teodora N Mocan, Nicolae A Miron and Daniel I Sessler
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2013 2:8
  3. Sidestream dark field (SDF) imaging has been used to demonstrate microcirculatory abnormalities in a variety of critical illnesses. The microcirculation is also affected by advancing age and chronic comorbidit...

    Authors: Toby Reynolds, Amanda Vivian-Smith, Shaman Jhanji and Rupert M Pearse
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2013 2:7
  4. High-risk, noncardiac surgery represents only 12.5% of surgical procedures, but 83.3% of deaths. The postanaesthetic care unit (PACU) addresses the need for an improved level of care for these patients by prov...

    Authors: Joanna C Simpson and S Ramani Moonesinghe
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2013 2:5
  5. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) has become well established in the preoperative assessment of patients presenting for major surgery in the United Kingdom. There is evidence supporting its use in risk-s...

    Authors: Sam Huddart, Emily L Young, Rebecca-Lea Smith, Peter JE Holt and Pradeep K Prabhu
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2013 2:4
  6. Hypotension is common in the early postoperative stages after abdominothoracic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. We examined the ability of stroke volume variation (SVV), pulse pressure variation (PPV), cen...

    Authors: Hironori Ishihara, Eiji Hashiba, Hirobumi Okawa, Junichi Saito, Toshinori Kasai and Toshihito Tsubo
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2013 2:3
  7. Measurement of outcomes after major abdominal surgery has traditionally focused on mortality, however the low incidence in elective surgery makes this measure a poor comparator. The Postoperative Morbidity Sur...

    Authors: Simon J Davies, James Francis, Jonathan Dilley, R Jonathan T Wilson, Simon J Howell and Victoria Allgar
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2013 2:1
  8. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication in the perioperative period, and is consistently associated with increased rates of mortality and morbidity. Two major consensus definitions have been develo...

    Authors: Stacey Calvert and Andrew Shaw
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2012 1:6
  9. The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a quality improvement initiative focused on reducing surgical complications. Reporting SCIP performance measures helps determine whether hospitals receive the fu...

    Authors: Rebecca M Speck, Mark D Neuman, Andrew R Bond and Lee A Fleisher
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2012 1:5
  10. Peripheral nerve blocks are effective in treating acute pain, thereby minimizing the requirement for opiate analgesics. Fractured neck of femur (FNF) is a common, painful injury. The provision of effective ana...

    Authors: Szilard Szucs, Gabriella Iohom, Brian O’Donnell, Pavol Sajgalik, Ishtiaq Ahmad, Nazar Salah and George Shorten
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2012 1:4
  11. Outpatient anesthesia clinics are well established in North America, Europe and Australia, but few economic evaluations have been published. The Perioperative Systems in Hong Kong are best described as a hybri...

    Authors: Anna Lee, Po Tong Chui, Chun Hung Chiu, Tony Gin and Anthony MH Ho
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2012 1:3

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