Letters Intraoperative fluid management

Authors’ reply

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4021 (Published 05 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4021
  1. Martin Kuper, consultant in anaesthesia and critical care, director of research and innovation1,
  2. Stuart J Gold, consultant in anaesthesia2,
  3. Daniel H Conway, consultant in anaesthesia and critical care3
  1. 1Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London N19 5NF, UK
  2. 2Royal Derby Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
  3. 3Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
  1. daniel.conway{at}cmft.nhs.uk

In reply to Wilson,1 randomised controlled trials of oesophageal Doppler are many. Our study aimed at exploring barriers to purchase and implementation and seeing whether the benefits predicted by research could be obtained in practice. The sites, not all large centres, were chosen to represent the diversity of NHS providers, and one site had no previous intraoperative experience of Doppler. In this quality improvement project, we compared a consecutive cohort following implementation …

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