StockMarketWire.com - Deltex Medical Group, the global leader in oesophageal Doppler monitoring, has announced the online publication of a Big Data study of variation in fluid management during surgery in the US, in a leading medical journal. The study analyses data within the Premier Research Database on circa 650,000 patients in approximately 500 US hospitals undergoing rectal, colonic and hip/knee surgery.

The study, supported by Deltex Medical as part of its research collaboration with Premier Inc, has been published online ahead of print in the authoritative Annals of Surgery.

The key findings from the analysis of the Premier Research Database are highlighted here and are: 1. There is wide variation in fluid practice on day of surgery 2. There is wide variation in fluid practice after surgery 3. There is wide variation in fluid practice between institutions 4. The 25% of patients administered the lowest amounts of fluid suffer more complications, stay longer in hospital and have higher costs than average 5. The 25% of patients administered the highest amounts of fluid also suffer more complications, stay longer in hospital and have higher costs than average 6. The association between fluid management and poor outcomes is the same for both open procedures and reduced blood loss laparoscopic procedures




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