Fluid Management in the Post-Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) at Sourasky Medical Center

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2009 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 15, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2009
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Peri-operative fluid therapy is a controversial area with few randomized trials to guide practice. Fluid management has a significant influence on outcome following surgery. Yet practically, fluid prescription practice during this period is sub-optimal, resulting in avoidable iatrogenic complications.

Several studies have assessed the effect of a 'liberal' vs. a 'restrictive' perioperative fluid regimen on post-operative outcome. However, most of these studies have focused primarily on intra-operative fluid management, whereas postoperative strategies have been less well defined, even though the immediate postoperative period is of critical importance to the patient's recovery. Moreover, whereas intra-operative fluid administration is monitored by the anesthesiologist, postoperatively it is less supervised and may result in excess or lack of intravenous (IV) fluids. Therefore, fluid management audit at the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) is of paramount importance for patient healthcare. The objective of this study is to follow and report the current practice of fluid administration in the PACU of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, for an extended period of time as a first step towards establishing evidence-based guidelines for postoperative fluid management.

Condition or disease
Pulmonary Edema Acute Lung Injury Hypertension Renal Failure

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Practice of Fluid Management in the Post-anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) in Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery: an Observational Study
Study Start Date : March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients from both sexes >18 y/o, undergoing elective general or orthopedic surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women > 18 years old
  • Undergoing elective general or orthopedic surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Emergency procedures

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00995228

Tel Aviv Sourasky medical center
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Study Chair: Idit Matot, MD Department of Anesthesia and intensive care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Yifat Klein, PhD Department of Anesthesia and intensive care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Responsible Party: Prof Idit Matot, director Anesthesiology and intensive care unit, Tel Aviv sourasky medical center Identifier: NCT00995228     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-09-IM-0501-CTIL
First Posted: October 15, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
fluid restriction
post-anesthesia care unit

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Lung Injury
Acute Lung Injury
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Pulmonary Edema
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Thoracic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Respiration Disorders
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs