Letters Intraoperative fluid management

What did Doppler monitoring study show?

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3973 (Published 05 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d3973
  1. R Jonathan T Wilson, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1York Hospital, York YO31 8HE, UK
  1. rjtw{at}mac.com

I have long championed so called haemodynamic optimisation in high risk surgery, having published a randomised controlled trial in the BMJ in 1999.1 I have used oesophageal Doppler monitoring many hundreds of times, and still do occasionally.

I was therefore interested in the article by Kuper and colleagues, but I don’t know what to believe from this piece of work, which …

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