Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery combined with enhanced recovery after surgery protocol (ERAS) reduces the negative impact of sarcopenia on short-term outcomes.

@article{Pdziwiatr2016LaparoscopicCC,
  title={Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery combined with enhanced recovery after surgery protocol (ERAS) reduces the negative impact of sarcopenia on short-term outcomes.},
  author={Michał Pędziwiatr and Magdalena Pisarska and Piotr Major and Anna Grochowska and Maciej Matłok and Krzysztof Przęczek and Tomasz Stefura and Andrzej Budzynski and Stanisław Kłęk},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={779-87}
}
INTRODUCTION Progressive skeletal muscle loss (sarcopenia) is a negative prognostic factor in patients treated for colorectal cancer. Nevertheless, the clinical impact of those changes in body composition has been analyzed only in patients undergoing open resections. The aim of the study was to assess whether laparoscopy may eliminate the deleterious prognostic impact of sarcopenia and whether the combination with enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol may improve postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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