There is limited evidence for ERAS programmes for minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
What this paper adds:
This group from Denmark, which includes Henrik Kehlet the founding father of ERAS, perform a review of the literature to date and identify areas requiring further research. They focus on the following aspects: patient selection, anaesthesia, analgesia, chest drain and surgical management.
Enhanced Recovery in a Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program Schatz C. Enhanced Recovery in a Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program. AORN J. 2015 Nov;102(5):482-92. What is already known: ERAS for thoracic…