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Perioper Med (Lond). 2016 Oct 13;5:26. eCollection 2016.

Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine comes of age: the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI): The 1st Consensus Conference of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI).

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Division of General, Vascular and Transplant Anesthesia, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 USA.
Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN USA.
UCL/UCLH National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre, London, UK.
Department of Anesthesiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY USA.


The 1st POQI Consensus Conference occurred in Durham, NC, on March 4-5, 2016, and was supported by the American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM). The conference focused on enhanced recovery for colorectal surgery and discussed four topics-perioperative analgesia, perioperative fluid management, preventing nosocomial infection, and measurement and quality in enhanced recovery pathways.


Analgesia; Colorectal surgery; Enhanced recovery; Enhanced recovery pathway; Fluid management; Infection; Measurement; Quality

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