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Effect of Goal- Directed Crystalloid Versus Colloid Administration on Major Postoperative Morbidity






The investigators propose a prospective outcome study in which patients undergoing abdominal surgery will be randomized to receive either crystalloids or colloids intraoperatively guided by esophageal Doppler. The investigators will test the hypothesis that goal-directed colloid administration during elective abdominal surgery decreases postoperative complications more within 30 days after surgery as compared to goal-directed crystalloid administration.

Study Status: Recruiting

Gretchen Upton 216-444-3289

Condition Intervention Phase
Postoperative Complications Other: Crystalloid
Other: Colloid

Verified by The Cleveland Clinic February, 2013

Sponsored by: The Cleveland Clinic
Information provided by: The Cleveland Clinic identifier: NCT01195883

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Andrea Kurz, MD., Principal Investigator

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