Improving Outcomes in Oncological Colorectal Surgery by Prehabilitation.

@article{Bruns2019ImprovingOI,
  title={Improving Outcomes in Oncological Colorectal Surgery by Prehabilitation.},
  author={Emma R J Bruns and Stefanus van Rooijen and Tanja E Argillander and Edwin S van der Zaag and Wilhelmina M U van Grevenstein and Peter van Duijvendijk and Christianne Buskens and Willem A Bemelman and Barbara C van Munster and Gerrit D Slooter and Baukje van den Heuvel},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2019},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={
          231-238
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The cornerstone in the treatment of colorectal cancer is surgery. A surgical event poses a significant risk of decreased functional decline and impaired health-related quality of life. Prehabilitation is defined as the multimodal preoperative enhancement of a patient's condition. It may serve as a strategy to improve postoperative outcomes. Prehabilitation requires a multidisciplinary effort of medical health care professionals and a behavioral change of the patient. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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