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St Thomas’ RCT Demonstrates Significant Reductions in LOS

Results from a 127 patients, single-centre, patient-blinded, randomised controlled trial for elective colorectal surgery within an enhanced recovery programme, were presented on 6th July 2016 at ACPGBI. Patients received simultaneous monitoring using oesphageal Doppler (ODM) and LiDCOrapid when undergoing both open and laparoscopic surgery.

The authors concluded: “Marked disagreement was observed in GDFT guided by LiDCOrapid versus ODM in colorectal ERP patients. Length of stay may be prolonged in the LiDCOrapid group”.

For more information, please see the RCT summary.