In reply: Fluid management issues in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society standards

  • Timothy E. Miller
  • Anthony M. Roche
  • Michael Mythen
In reply

To the Editor,

We thank Drs. Merchant and Davies1 for clarifying the wording in our recent review regarding fluid management in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs.2 We agree that the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists should change their practice guidelines for preoperative fasting to encourage consumption of clear fluids up to two hours preoperatively.

Notes

Conflict of interest

Dr. Timothy E. Miller: Honoraria – Edwards Lifesciences. Dr. Anthony M. Roche: Consultant for Deltex Medical and PATH. Dr. Michael (Monty) Mythen: Consultant for Deltex, Edwards Lifesciences; Grants - Deltex, Smiths Medical; Honoraria and travel - Baxter, Fresenius-Kabi.

References

  1. 1.
    Merchant RN, Davies JM. Fluid management issues in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society standards. Can J Anesth 2015; 62; DOI: 10.1007/s12630-015-0388-x.
  2. 2.
    Miller TE, Roche AM, Mythen M. Fluid management and goal-directed therapy as an adjunct to Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Can J Anesth 2015; 62: 158-68.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy E. Miller
    • 1
  • Anthony M. Roche
    • 2
  • Michael Mythen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Sport Exercise and HealthUCLH National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research CentreLondonUSA

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