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Comment & Response
February 20, 2018

Organ Dysfunction After Surgery in Patients Treated With Individualized or Standard Blood Pressure Management

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2018;319(7):719-720. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.20948

To the Editor Dr Futier and colleagues performed a study to evaluate the effects of targeting perioperative blood pressure based on patients’ individual preoperative blood pressures compared with standard practice.1 However, methodological issues raise questions about the results. The authors did not simply compare 2 groups with different perioperative blood pressure goals. Rather, they compared the outcomes of 2 completely different blood pressure management strategies.