Improving outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy: experiences with implementing an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program.

@article{Coolsen2014ImprovingOA,
  title={Improving outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy: experiences with implementing an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program.},
  author={Marielle M. E. Coolsen and Ronald M. van Dam and Arwind Chigharoe and Steven W M Olde Damink and Cornelius H. C. Dejong},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={177-84}
}
BACKGROUND Pancreaticoduodenectomies (PDs) are complex surgical procedures that require high-standard perioperative care. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of implementing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program for PD on patient outcome. METHODS 230 patients undergoing PD in the Maastricht University Medical Centre between January 1995 and January 2012 were included. Group 1 (no ERAS; 1995-2005) received traditional care. From January 2006, several elements of… CONTINUE READING
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