Recorded at EBPOM and presented here ‘as live’ this piece is an exclusive extra conversation held in between sessions on the subject of fluid balance; is the perennial debate of our conference over, or is there still more to be said?

Listeners are advised further reading is here:

Which goal for fluid therapy during colorectal surgery is followed by the best outcome: near-maximal stroke volume or zero fluid balance? 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22710266/

Effects of intravenous fluid restriction on postoperative complications: comparison of two perioperative fluid regimens: a randomized assessor-blinded multicenter trial 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14578723/

Goal-directed fluid therapy in emergency abdominal surgery: a randomised multicentre trial 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34389168/

Presented by Monty Mythen and Desiree Chappell with their guest Birgitte Brandstrup, Consultant Surgeon, Head of the Endoscopic Unit at The Surgical Gastroenterological Department at Glostrup University Hospital.