Anesthesiology 2020 04;132(4):614-624
From the Department of General Anesthesiology (K.M., A.T., W.A.S.E., K.R., S.B., A.G.K., M.R.R., T.K., G.R.B., A.K.) Department of Outcomes Research (K.M., A.T., N.M., C.M., K.R., H.E., B.C., I.S., G.R.B., D.C., E.J.M., A.K., D.I.S.) Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (N.M., C.M., E.J.M.) Department of Orthopedic Surgery (C.H.-R.), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida (L.S.) the Division of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Management, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel (B.C.) the Department of Anesthesia, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (I.S.).
Background: Both saline and lactated Ringer's solutions are commonly given to surgical patients. However, hyperchloremic acidosis consequent to saline administration may provoke complications. The authors therefore tested the primary hypothesis that a composite of in-hospital mortality and major postoperative complications is less common in patients given lactated Ringer's solution than normal saline. Read More