This is an excerpt from ‘The Great American Fluid Debate’ which was hosted at Duke University Medical Centre’s “Controversies in Perioperative Medicine” conference of this year. The debate is framed as “restrictive versus liberal” but, as you’ll hear, those terms are questioned by panel members. How do the results of ‘The Relief Trial’ figure in this debate? Is the pendulum of progress swinging too far – from overly liberal to too restrictive? What can the research and detailed data around these questions tell us?

The two pieces Monty mentions in the podcast, featuring Paul Myles, are found here:



And you can find the other piece here:


Presented by Monty Mythen featuring; Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Southampton; Professor Paul Wischmeyer from the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University; Professor Stuart Grant, MB ChB, FRCA Director, Medical Student Education, Duke University School of medicine and Tim Miller, anaesthsiologist from Duke University Medical Centre.

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