Restrictive versus liberal fluid therapy in major abdominal surgery (RELIEF): rationale and design for a multicentre randomised trial
AuthorMyles, P; Bellomo, R; Corcoran, T; Forbes, A; Wallace, S; Peyton, P; Christophi, C; Story, D; Leslie, K; Serpell, J; ...
Source TitleBMJ OPEN
PublisherBMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
University of Melbourne Author/sBellomo, Rinaldo; Peyton, Philip; Story, David; Christophi, Christopher; Leslie, Kate
AffiliationMedicine (Austin & Northern Health)
Surgery (Austin & Northern Health)
Melbourne Medical School
Melbourne University Sport
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsMyles, P; Bellomo, R; Corcoran, T; Forbes, A; Wallace, S; Peyton, P; Christophi, C; Story, D; Leslie, K; Serpell, J; McGuinness, S; Parke, R, Restrictive versus liberal fluid therapy in major abdominal surgery (RELIEF): rationale and design for a multicentre randomised trial, BMJ OPEN, 2017, 7
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access at PMChttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5353290
INTRODUCTION: The optimal intravenous fluid regimen for patients undergoing major abdominal surgery is unclear. However, results from many small studies suggest a restrictive regimen may lead to better outcomes. A large, definitive clinical trial evaluating perioperative fluid replacement in major abdominal surgery, therefore, is required. METHODS/ANALYSIS: We designed a pragmatic, multicentre, randomised, controlled trial (the RELIEF trial). A total of 3000 patients were enrolled in this study and randomly allocated to a restrictive or liberal fluid regimen in a 1:1 ratio, stratified by centre and planned critical care admission. The expected fluid volumes in the first 24 hour from the start of surgery in restrictive and liberal groups were ≤3.0 L and ≥5.4 L, respectively. Patient enrolment is complete, and follow-up for the primary end point is ongoing. The primary outcome is disability-free survival at 1 year after surgery, with disability defined as a persistent (at least 6 months) reduction in functional status using the 12-item version of the World Health Organisation Disability Assessment Schedule. ETHICS/DISSEMINATION: The RELIEF trial has been approved by the responsible ethics committees of all participating sites. Participant recruitment began in March 2013 and was completed in August 2016, and 1-year follow-up will conclude in August 2017. Publication of the results of the RELIEF trial is anticipated in early 2018. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01424150.
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