Making patients fit for surgery: introducing a four pillar multimodal prehabilitation program in colorectal cancer.

@article{Rooijen2019MakingPF,
  title={Making patients fit for surgery: introducing a four pillar multimodal prehabilitation program in colorectal cancer.},
  author={Stefanus van Rooijen and Charlotte J. L. Molenaar and Goof Schep and Rianne van Lieshout and Sandra Beijer and Rosalie Dubbers and Nicky Rademakers and Nicole Ellen Papen-Botterhuis and Suzanne van Kempen and Francesco Carli and R M H Roumen and Gerrit D Slooter},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2019}
}
BACKGROUND Considering the relation between preoperative functional capacity and postoperative complications, enhancing a patients functional capacity prior to surgery with a prehabilitation program may facilitate faster recovery and improve quality of life. However, time before surgery is short, mandating a multimodal and high-intensity training approach. This study investigated feasibility and safety of a prehabilitation program for colorectal cancer. METHODS Multimodal prehabilitation was… CONTINUE READING