‘Fast-track’ multimodal rehabilitation program improves outcome after laparoscopic sigmoidectomy: a controlled prospective evaluation

@article{Raue2003FasttrackMR,
  title={‘Fast-track’ multimodal rehabilitation program improves outcome after laparoscopic sigmoidectomy: a controlled prospective evaluation},
  author={Wieland Raue and Oliver Haase and Tido Junghans and Mark Scharfenberg and Joachim Michael M{\"u}ller and Wolfgang Schwenk},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={1463-1468}
}
Laparoscopic colorectal resection improves patient outcome by reducing pain, postoperative pulmonary dysfunction, gastrointestinal paralysis, and fatigue. A multimodal rehabilitation program (“fast-track”) with epidural analgesia, early oral feeding, and enforced mobilization may further improve the excellent results of laparoscopic colorectal resection, enabling early ambulation of these patients. Fifty two consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with standardized regular… CONTINUE READING
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