Table 1

Results of our feasibility pilot study.

VariableRestrictive (n=41)Liberal (n=41)p Value
Patient age, years65 (12)67 (12)
Intravenous fluid (crystalloid+colloid), mL
 Intraoperative1746 (748)2730 (1309)<0.001
 Total at 24 hour postoperative3167 (1625)5133 (2138)<0.001
Postoperative
 Haemoglobin, g/L110 (18)101 (17)0.014
 Albumin, g/L31 (6.7)27 (7.0)0.030
 C reactive protein, mg/L108 (80)128 (75)0.33
 QoR-40 score159 (20)154 (26)0.34
 Median (IQR) ICU stay, h0 (0–15)0 (0–19)0.86
 Median (IQR) hospital stay, days8.1 (5.6–14)8.4 (6.9–16)0.30
  • Mean (SD) unless otherwise specified.

  • ICU, intensive care unit; IQR, interquartile range; QoR-40, 40-item quality of recovery scale (range 0 [very poor] to 200 [excellent recovery])50.