Enhanced recovery after surgery versus conventional perioperative care in rectal surgery.

@article{Teeuwen2011EnhancedRA,
  title={Enhanced recovery after surgery versus conventional perioperative care in rectal surgery.},
  author={Pascal H. E. Teeuwen and Robert Paul Bleichrodt and Paul J M de Jong and Harry van Goor and Andre J. A. Bremers},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={833-9}
}
BACKGROUND Enhanced recovery after surgery programs have been developed to improve recovery, shorten hospital stays, and reduce morbidity. OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of the enhanced recovery program on the outcome of rectal surgery. DESIGN A cohort of patients who underwent open rectal surgery after an enhanced recovery program was compared with a historic case-matched control group receiving conventional perioperative care. Patients were matched for… CONTINUE READING
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