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Table 2 Volumes of administered fluids and fluid balances during and after extrapleural pneumonectomya

From: Using clinical parameters to guide fluid therapy in high-risk thoracic surgery. A retrospective, observational study

  Intra-operative ICU on the day of operation
  Before group (n = 18) After group (n = 12) P value Before group (n = 18) After group (n = 12) P value
Red blood cellsb 300 (0; 1200) 0 (0; 600)   0 (0; 600) 0 (0; 300)  
Fresh frozen plasmab 0 (0; 600) 0 (0; 600)   0 (0; 600) None  
Colloids 950 (500; 1750) 500 (0; 1500)   550 (0; 1500) 500 (0; 1500)  
Crystalloids 1150 (500; 2500) 1000 (500; 1500)   1713 (625; 3075) 1513 (325; 1975)  
Total volume of administered fluid 2675 (1000; 5350) 1600 (600; 3600) 0.01 2588 (1400; 4925) 1810 (825; 3525) 0.04
Fluid balancesc 779 (−429; 1863) −385 (−2130; 10) 0.0003 176 (−970; 1567) 111 (−419; 287) 0.26
  1. All values are given in ml, as median (range). Colloids are dextran, hydroxyethyl starch or 5 % human albumin. Crystalloids are isotonic solutions of crystalloids with or without glucose
  2. ICU Intensive Care Unit; ml millilitres
  3. aThirty patients divided in two groups according to whether they had surgery before or after changes in standard therapy, bOne unit = 300 ml, cThe calculations in both groups included insensible perspiration of 1 ml/kg/hour