In this multi-center randomized trial of patients on chronic loop diuretics undergoing surgery, they were randomized to a pre-op dose of loop diuretic or placebo; rates of intra-operative hypotension, use of vasopressors or fluids, renal function, electrolytes, or cardiovascular events were not different between the 2 groups. Patients on chronic loop diuretics can safety take their medication the day of surgery (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.