Beaten into the textbooks by John Myburgh…

Still awaiting proofs for my own chapter in Farag & Kurz’ anaesthetic textbook, we have been beaten to the bookshops by the surgical equivalent. But with John Myburgh as senior author I feel honoured to be amongst his august Reference list;


  • 9. Starling E. On the absorption of fluids from the connective tissue spaces. J Physiol. 1896;19:312–26.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral
  • 10. Levick J, Michel C. Microvascular fluid exchange and the revised Starling principle. Cardiovasc Res. 2010;87:198–210.CrossRefPubMed
  • 11. Woodcock TM, Woodcock TE. Revised Starling equation and the glycocalyx model of transvascular fluid exchange: an improved paradigm for prescribing intravenous fluid therapy. Br J Anaesth. 2012;108:384–94.CrossRefPubMed
  • 12. Myburgh JA, Mythen MG. Resuscitation fluids. N Engl J Med. 2013;369:1243–51.CrossRefPubMed

Steady state Starlingistas know these are the core references for any textbook on fluids and resuscitation. They will also spot an important typo error in ref 11.

But if you can bear to wait just a little longer for Farag and Kurtz’ ‘Perioperative Fluid Management’ you’ll get to hear it from the horses mouths; Charles Michel himself and YT. Plus images of the near-legendary glycocalyx.



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