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Sepsis

Sepsis

Sepsis claims more lives than cancer and is more common than heart attacks. Recognising and treating sepsis earlier in the patient pathway is key to saving lives.

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Emergency Laparotomy

Emergency Laparotomy

Emergency abdominal surgery is associated with high mortality rates from 14% to 19% in 3 large retrospective studies in the UK, US and Denmark. This rises to over 24% in patients over 80 years of age.

Cardiac surgery

Cardiac surgery

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is prevalent among post-operative cardiac patients, prolonging length of stay and elevating hospital costs. The use of goal-directed therapy is showing evidence of reduced AKI, post-operative complications and LOS following cardiac surgery.

Liver resection

Liver resection

Liver resection is often the preferred treatment route for both primary and secondary liver tumours and in the UK alone over 1600 surgeries each year are carried out for colorectal metastasis alone.

Head and neck surgery

Head and neck surgery

Major head and neck free flap surgery presents unique challenges. We explore the role of hemodynamic monitoring in this key clinical area.

Vascular surgery

Vascular surgery

Patients undergoing open abdominal aortic aneurism repairs would be categorized as high-risk and require close fluid and drug management. When the aortic clamp is on, it is imperative to not over fill the patient.

Orthopedic surgery

Orthopedic surgery

Orthopaedic procedures are often performed on elderly patients.  The effects of anaesthesia can have a profound effect on blood pressure and cardiac output.
Observing why the blood pressure has changed with anaesthesia can lead to better decisions with fluids and drugs.

Obstetrics

Obstetrics

In the UK more than 180,000 caesarean sections are performed, approximately 12,000 of those in mothers with pre-eclampsia.