Randomized clinical trial of multimodal optimization of surgical care in patients undergoing major colonic resection.

@article{Gatt2005RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of multimodal optimization of surgical care in patients undergoing major colonic resection.},
  author={Marcel Gatt and Alexander G. Anderson and B. Venkata Suresh Reddy and Pamela Hayward-Sampson and I C Tring and John Macfie},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={92 11},
  pages={1354-62}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this trial was to compare multimodal optimization with conventional perioperative management in a consecutive series of patients undergoing a wide range of colorectal procedures. METHODS Thirty-nine patients undergoing major elective colonic resection were recruited prospectively. Patients were randomized to receive a ten-point multimodal optimization package or conventional perioperative care. All patients were administered epidural analgesia and opiates were avoided… CONTINUE READING

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