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Fluid Optimization Group (FOG)

Who We Are

On October 15, 2011 a group of anesthesiologists, intensivists, and researchers met in Chicago to discuss best approaches to perioperative fluid management. After lively discussion, it was agreed to develop a consensus perspective on key points of fluid therapy based on both the evidenced-base literature and our clinical expertice.

The result was the Tenets of Fluid Therapy with recommendations for establishing guidelines of perioperative fluid therapy. A more comprehensive guideline is under construction.

Comments, inputs, discussion to the Tenets are welcome.
Please email George Kramer, PhD

Fluid Optimization Group - Founding Meeting October 15, 2011

José Otávio Auler, MD, PhD, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo

Joshua A. Bloomstone, MD, Thunderbird Medical Center

Giorgio Della Rocca, MD, University of Udine

Tong-Joo Gan, MD, Duke University

Michael P Grocott, MD, University of Southampton

Michael Kinsky, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch

George Kramer, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch

Svein A Landsverk, MD, Ulleval University Hospital

Rodrigo M Lima, MD, UNESP-Botucatu

Timothy E Miller, MD, Duke University Medical Center

Lais HC Navarro, MD, UNESP-Botucatu

Azriel Perel, MD, Tel Aviv University

Michael Pinsky, MD, University of Pittsburg (via video conference)

Daniel Reuter, MD, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf

Vijaykumar Tarnal, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch

R. Benjamin Voigt, University of Texas Medical Branch