Background: Open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is associated with a significant morbidity (primarily respiratory and cardiac complications) and an overall mortality rate of 4% to 10%. We tested the hypothesis that perioperative fluid restriction would reduce complications and improve outcome after elective open AAA repair.
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McArdle, G. T., McAuley, D., McKinley, A., Blair, P., Hoper, M., & Harkin, D. W. (2009). Preliminary Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial of Restrictive Versus Standard Fluid Regime in Elective Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Annals of Surgery, 250(1), 28-34. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181ad61c8