Therapeutic Monitoring in the Perioperative Period

  • O. Boyd
  • A. Rhodes
Conference paper


Monitoring in the perioperative period is traditionally performed for two reasons; firstly, to warn of life-threatening abnormalities, and secondly, to allow the maintenance of stable physiology. Although both essential, neither are themselves therapeutic. The concept of the use of the results of monitoring to guide changes in clinical treatment, which are themselves therapeutic and are greater than those required for maintaining normal physiology, is relatively new.


Oxygen Delivery Proximal Femoral Fracture Therapeutic Monitoring Gastric Tonometry Elective Vascular Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Boyd
    • 1
  • A. Rhodes
    • 2
  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitRoyal Sussex County HospitalBrighton, West SussexUK
  2. 2.Intensive Care UnitSt. George’s HospitalLondonUK

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