Anesthesiology 2017 07;127(1):36-49
From the Department of Anesthesia (J.C.G.-I., A.T., D.M., F.C., G.B.), Department of Surgery (B.L.S., A.S.L., P.C., N.P., L.S.F.), and Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation, Department of Surgery (N.P., L.S.F.), McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Background: Inadequate perioperative fluid therapy impairs gastrointestinal function. Studies primarily evaluating the impact of goal-directed fluid therapy on primary postoperative ileus are missing. The objective of this study was to determine whether goal-directed fluid therapy reduces the incidence of primary postoperative ileus after laparoscopic colorectal surgery within an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program. Read More