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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery ERAS

Giulio Mari, Jacopo Crippa, Andrea Costanzi, Michele Mazzola, Michele Rossi, Dario Maggioni
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program applied to colorectal laparoscopic surgery is well known to reduce hospitalization improving short-terms outcomes. Its goal is to minimize the surgical stress response in order to maintain the physiological homeostasis altered by surgery. However, there is little knowledge about the involved dynamics in the reduction of the surgical stress that these programs allow. The primary aim of this study was to compare the level of immune and nutritional serum investigators across surgery in patients undergoing elective colorectal laparoscopic surgery within an ERAS protocol or according to a standard care program...
October 25, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
H M Forsmo, F Pfeffer, A Rasdal, H Sintonen, H Körner, C Erichsen
INTRODUCTION: Stoma formation delays discharge after colorectal surgery. Stoma education is widely recommended, but little data are available regarding whether educational interventions are effective. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programme with dedicated ERAS and stoma nurse specialists focusing on counselling and stoma education can reduce the length of hospital stay, re-admission, and stoma-related complications and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) compared to current stoma education in a traditional standard care pathway...
October 22, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
J Slieker, P Frauche, J Jurt, V Addor, C Blanc, Nicolas Demartines, M Hübner
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway includes recovery goals requiring active participation of the patients; this may be perceived as "aggressive" care in older patients. The aim of the present study was to assess whether ERAS was feasible and beneficial in older patients. METHODS: Since June 2011, all consecutive colorectal patients were included in an ERAS pathway and documented in a dedicated prospective database. This retrospective analysis included 513 patients, 311 younger patients (<70 years) and 202 older patients (≥70 years)...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Marco Braga, Nicolò Pecorelli, Marco Scatizzi, Felice Borghi, Giancarlo Missana, Danilo Radrizzani
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways represent the optimal approach for patients undergoing colorectal surgery. Elderly or low physical status patients have been often excluded from ERAS pathways because considered at high risk. The aim of this study is to assess the adherence to ERAS protocol and its impact on short-term postoperative outcome in patients with different surgical risk undergoing elective colorectal resection. METHODS: Prospectively collected data entered in an electronic Italian registry specifically designed for ERAS were reviewed...
October 20, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Jay A Harolds
An important way to improve outcomes after colorectal surgery is to follow the recommendations of the enhanced recovery pathway after surgery (ERAS). The ERAS guidelines are recommendations that address certain aspects of what should be done before surgery, in the operating room, and following surgery. There is a substantial fall in complications and a decrease in the length of stay for the patient if the recommendations are followed. Elements of the ERAS program are now being adopted for other surgical procedures besides colorectal surgery...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Pablo Royo, José L Muñoz, Manuel Duran, Elisabeth Redondo, Jose M Ramirez
INTRODUCTION: The essence of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs is the multimodal approach, and many authors have demonstrated safety and feasibility in fast track bariatric surgery. According to this concept, a multidisciplinary ERAS program for bariatric surgery has been developed by the Spanish fast track group (ERAS Spain). The aim of this study was to analyze the initial implementation of this Spanish National ERAS protocol in bariatric surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric prospective pilot study was performed, including 125 consecutive patients undergoing bariatric surgery at 3 Spanish hospitals between January and June 2015, after the Spanish National ERAS protocol in bariatric surgery...
October 7, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Joseph C Dort, D Gregory Farwell, Merran Findlay, Gerhard F Huber, Paul Kerr, Melissa A Shea-Budgell, Christian Simon, Jeffrey Uppington, David Zygun, Olle Ljungqvist, Jeffrey Harris
Importance: Head and neck cancers often require complex, labor-intensive surgeries, especially when free flap reconstruction is required. Enhanced recovery is important in this patient population but evidence-based protocols on perioperative care for this population are lacking. Objective: To provide a consensus-based protocol for optimal perioperative care of patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery with free flap reconstruction. Evidence Review: Following endorsement by the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society to develop this protocol, a systematic review was conducted for each topic...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Hooman Djaladat, Behrod Katebian, Soroush T Bazargani, Gus Miranda, Jie Cai, Anne K Schuckman, Siamak Daneshmand
PURPOSE: To report 90-day complication rates following radical cystectomy (RC) with enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent open RC with ERAS protocol from 2012 to 2014 were included. The protocol includes no bowel preparation or NGT, early feeding, predominantly non-narcotic pain management and μ-opioid antagonists. Non-consenting and lost to follow-up patients were excluded. All patients were closely followed up, and 90-day complication (Clavien-Dindo grading), readmission and emergency room (ER) visits were prospectively recorded...
October 12, 2016: World Journal of Urology
David Martin, Didier Roulin, Valérie Addor, Catherine Blanc, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
PURPOSE: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) implementation has proven to reduce complication rate and length of hospital stay. Little is known about the sustainability of these results over time. The study aim was to assess the application of ERAS pathway over the first 4 years after initial implementation. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed data collected prospectively from 482 consecutive elective colorectal patients operated in 2011 during the ERAS implementation process (n = 66), and after initial implementation in 2012 (n = 136), 2013 (n = 152), and 2014 (n = 128)...
October 11, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Hirofumi Ota, Masakazu Ikenaga, Junichi Hasegawa, Kohei Murata, Yasuhiro Miyake, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Taishi Hata, Ichiro Takemasa, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Riichiro Nezu, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
PURPOSE: The aim of this multi-institutional study was to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol for colonic surgery. METHODS: The subjects of this study were 320 patients with an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade I or II physical status. Patients underwent elective open or laparoscopic colonic resection or high anterior resection between April 2011 and January 2014 at one of six institutions...
September 29, 2016: Surgery Today
C X Hua, Y F Cui
Due to the large surgical trauma and postoperative complications, the perioperative management of pancreaticoduodenectomy has been one of the urgent problems to be solved by the surgeons. With the development of modern medicine, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) comes into being, basing on anti-stress mechanism and multi-disciplinary team, and the perioperative management of pancreaticoduodenectomy has been optimized and improved continuously. The surgeons through a range of measures that had evidence-based medicine basis to mitigate the extent of surgical trauma stress, reduce the incidence of postoperative complications, shorten patient recovery time previously healthy state, and achieve maximize benefit for patients...
October 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Yin Li
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a patient-centered, surgeon-led system combining anesthesia, nursing, nutrition and psychology. It aims to minimize surgical stress and maintain physiological function in perioperative care, thereby expediting recovery. ERAS theory has been clinically applied for nearly 20 years and it is firstly used in colorectal surgery, then widely used in other surgical fields. However, ERAS is not used commonly in esophagectomy because of its surgical complexity and high morbidity of postoperative complications, which limits the application of ERAS in the field of esophagectomy...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Katherine L Pearson, Nigel J Hall
PURPOSE: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways are standard practice in adult specialties resulting in improved outcomes. It is unclear whether ERAS principles are applicable to Paediatric Surgery. We performed a scoping review to identify the extent to which ERAS has been used in Paediatric Surgery, the nature of interventions, and outcomes. METHODS: Pubmed, Cochrane library, Google Scholar, and Embase were searched using the terms enhanced recovery, post-operative protocol/pathway, fast track surgery, and paediatric surgery...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Nguyen X Thanh, Anderson W Chuck, Tracy Wasylak, Jeannette Lawrence, Peter Faris, Olle Ljungqvist, Gregg Nelson, Leah M Gramlich
BACKGROUND: In February 2013, Alberta Health Services established an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) implementation program for adopting the ERAS Society colorectal guidelines into 6 sites (initial phase) that perform more than 75% of all colorectal surgeries in the province. We conducted an economic evaluation of this initiative to not only determine its cost-effectiveness, but also to inform strategy for the spread and scale of ERAS to other surgical protocols and sites. METHODS: We assessed the impact of ERAS on patients' health services utilization (HSU; length of stay [LOS], readmissions, emergency department visits, general practitioner and specialist visits) within 30 days of discharge by comparing pre- and post-ERAS groups using multilevel negative binomial regressions...
October 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
Timothy L Fitzgerald, Catalina Mosquera, Nicholas J Koutlas, Nasreen A Vohra, Kimberly V Edwards, Emmanuel E Zervos
Benefits of ERAS protocol have been well documented; however, it is unclear whether the improvement stems from the protocol or shifts in expectations. Interdisciplinary educational seminars were conducted for all health professionals. However, one test surgeon adopted the protocol. 394 patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery from June 2013 to April 2015 with a median age of 63 years were included. The implementation of ERAS protocol resulted in a decrease in the length of stay (LOS) and mortality, whereas the difference in cost was found to be insignificant...
2016: Surgery Research and Practice
Xin-Xin Liu, Hua-Feng Pan, Zhi-Wei Jiang, Shu Zhang, Zhi-Ming Wang, Ping Chen, Yan Zhao, Gang Wang, Kun Zhao, Jie-Shou Li
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols or fast-track (FT) programs enable a shorter hospital stay and lower complication rate. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with a lesser trauma and a quicker recovery in many elective abdominal surgeries. However, little is known of the safety and effectiveness made by ERAS protocols combined with MIS for gastric cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness made by FT programs and MIS in combination or alone...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
David E Messenger, Nathan J Curtis, Adam Jones, Emma L Jones, Neil J Smart, Nader K Francis
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of published literature for the factors reported to predict outcomes of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programmes following laparoscopic colorectal surgery. BACKGROUND: ERAS programmes and the use of laparoscopy have been widely adopted in colorectal surgery bringing short-term patient benefit. However, there is a minority of patients that do not benefit from these strategies and their identification is not well characterised...
September 8, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
J Barbieux, A Hamy, M F Talbot, C Casa, S Mucci, E Lermite, A Venara
INTRODUCTION: While enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been proven to improve results in colorectal operations with regard to morbidity and duration of hospital stay, its impact on recovery of bowel motility is poorly documented. The aims of this study were to assess the impact of ERAS on bowel motility recovery, and to assess the consequences of the definition of postoperative ileus on its reported incidence in the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a single-center prospective observational study of consecutive patients who underwent colorectal resection with anastomosis over a period of 17 months...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Aparna Sinha, Lakshmi Jayaraman, Dinesh Punhani, Pradeep Chowbey
BACKGROUND: We discuss the anesthetic outcome in morbidly obese patients under the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol. Our evidence-based clinical pathways focused on prehabilitation and included interventions like aggressive preoperative optimization of medical comorbidities, familiarizing with perioperative protocols, thromboprophylaxis, opioid free multimodal analgesia, and early ambulation. METHODS: We did a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of 823 patients who underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery...
September 6, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Le Shen, Yu-Guang Huang
<p>Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery through multimodal perioperative care pathways. Treatment of postoperative pain is of great importance for ERAS. From 2012 to now,the ERAS Society has published seven international guidelines for the abdominal or pelvic surgeries. Each of these guidelines recommended a standardized postoperative multimodal analgesia protocol to improve pain relief and postoperative recovery. Upon these guidelines,thoracic epidural analgesia should be the primary choice for postoperative analgesia of either abdominal and pelvic surgeries...
August 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
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