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An explanation by the Chief Investigators Dr. Ib Jammer and Dr. Ben Creagh-Brown

Latest news

  • SQUEEZE study Protocol has been published in Perioperative Medicine.
  • Data cleaning was finalised in February 2024. The Chief Investigators will then work on the statistical analysis and manuscript writing.

Chief Investigators

  • Dr. Ib JAMMER (Haukeland University Hospital – Bergen, Norway)
  • Dr. Ben Creagh-Brown (Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Guildford, United Kingdom)

Steering Committee

Lui Forni (UK), Ramani Moonesinghe (UK), Hannah Wunsch (Canada) and Peter Martin (UK).

The Study is entirely sponsored by a grant from the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Clinical Trial Network (ESAIC CTN). The aim of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Clinical Trial Network is to provide an infrastructure for clinical research in the fields of Anaesthesia, Pain, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine by transnational European collaborative studies.


  • To evaluate the proportion of non-cardiac surgical patients receiving postoperative vasopressors.
  • To evaluate the characteristics of patients, surgery and anaesthesia that lead to postoperative vasopressor use.
  • To evaluate the incidence of organ injury in patients who receive postoperative vasopressors
  • To evaluate the variability in postoperative vasopressor use across healthcare environments.

Medical Problem

In the era of goal-directed fluid therapy and increasing popularity of restrictive fluid resuscitation, patients may be receiving less intravenous fluid and receiving more infused vasopressors to maintain adequate blood pressure.

There is anecdotal evidence of substantial variation in the management of post-operative hypotension between centres, countries and continents. The variation is in assessment (cardiac output and invasive monitoring), environment (post-operative care units, high-dependency units, ICUs) and management (use and choice of fluids and vasopressors/inotropes).

In critically ill populations, receipt of infused vasopressors is associated with organ dysfunction, it has not been established if this relationship is true in postoperative populations.

Outcome Measures

  • Incidence of vasopressor use and elucidation of risk factors
  • Postoperative organ dysfunction in patients receiving infused vasopressors.
  •  Timeline
  • The study selected by ESAIC Research Committee: April 2018
  • Call for centres: Closed
  • Recruitment ended 31st June 2023


DGAI German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care


Russian Federation of Anesthesiologists and Reanimatologists (FAR)


Association of Anesthesiologists and Intensivists of Serbia


Society of Anaesthesia and Reanimatology of the Republic of Moldova


SFAR French society of anesthesia critical care and perioperative medicine


the Portuguese Society of Anesthesiology


Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists


Belgian Society of Anaesthesiology and Reanimatio


Ukrainian Society of Anaesthesiologists


Association of Anaesthesiologists-Reanimatologists of Latvia


Czech Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine


European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Anesthesiologie


Brazilian Society of Anaesthesiology


Spanish Society of Anaesthesiology, Reanimation and Pain Management


Slovenian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care


Slovak Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine


Association of Anaesthesiologists of Malta


Italian Society of Anaesthesiology, Analgesia, Reanimation and Intensive Care



SQUEEZE Study is supported by :

American Society of Anaesthesiologists