Optimisation of intraoperative haemodynamics: early experience of its use in major head and neck surgery

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Apr;48(3):189-91. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2009.08.029. Epub 2009 Oct 15.


The risk of complications and duration of hospital stay can both be reduced by the use of a monitoring protocol to maximise haemodynamic flow during operation in patients having major abdominal and orthopaedic operations. We describe using a protocol for intraoperative fluid management and our early experience with it in patients having major head and neck surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Pressure / physiology
  • Cardiac Output / physiology
  • Data Display
  • Equipment Design
  • Fluid Therapy / methods
  • Head / surgery*
  • Heart Rate / physiology
  • Hemodynamics / physiology*
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative / instrumentation
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods*
  • Neck / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke Volume / physiology
  • Vascular Resistance / physiology