Letters Intraoperative fluid management

Outcomes not justified by data

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3974 (Published 05 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d3974
  1. Itsuki Miura, specialty registrar anaesthetics1,
  2. Krzysztof Kurzatkowski, specialty registrar anaesthetics1,
  3. Richard Griffiths, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  1. igcmiura{at}gmail.com

Kuper and colleagues’ non-randomised before and after project merely tries to reproduce the outcomes of previous randomised trials.1 To create a study that does not advance knowledge of goal directed fluid treatment in major surgery seems to be nonsensical.

Although this study is billed as a quality improvement report, …

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