Performing perioperative optimization of the high-risk surgical patient.

Abstract:

:Perioperative risk of death after general surgery is quoted as overall less than 1%. However, each individual's risk varies widely according to many identified factors with some having a significantly increased risk of a worse outcome. The observation that manipulating and targeting certain physiological parameters in selected patients can influence this risk has been reported in numerous studies. Yet it is still not widely practised to assist the process, despite the availability of various invasive and non-invasive monitors. This may be in part because of a lack of experience with the practicalities of perioperative optimization, and lack of knowledge in applying currently available tools. This article aims to try and address this deficit and increase awareness of how and when to utilize monitoring equipment to achieve optimal results for the patients we treat.

journal_name

Br J Anaesth

authors

Tote SP,Grounds RM

doi

10.1093/bja/ael102

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2006-07-01 00:00:00

pages

4-11

issue

1

eissn

0007-0912

issn

1471-6771

pii

S0007-0912(17)35177-2

journal_volume

97

pub_type

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