Promoting a culture of prehabilitation for the surgical cancer patient

Promoting a culture of prehabilitation for the surgical cancer patient Carli F, Gillis C, Scheede-Bergdahl C. Promoting a culture of prehabilitation for the surgical cancer patient Acta Oncol. 2017 Feb;56(2):128-133. What is already known: Poor functional capacity is known to affect outcomes after surgery. Focus has now turned away from the postoperative to the preoperative phase and […]

The importance of high compliance with all ERAS elements.

The importance of high compliance with all ERAS elements. Gustafsson U; Hausel J; Thorell A; Ljungqvist O; Soop M; Nygren J; Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Study Group. Adherence to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol and Outcomes After Colorectal Cancer Surgery. Arch Surg. 2011;146(5):571-577. What is already known: This is now a relatively old paper but […]

ERAS and the impact of sarcopenia on outcomes

ERAS and the impact of sarcopenia on outcomes Pędziwiatr M, Pisarska M, Major P, Grochowska A, Matłok M, Przęczek K, Stefura T, Budzyński A, Kłęk S. Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery combined with enhanced recovery aftersurgery protocol (ERAS) reduces the negative impact of sarcopenia on short-termoutcomes. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun;42(6):779-87. What is already known: The presence […]

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review 

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review  Ljungqvist O, Scott M, Fearon KC. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review. JAMA Surgery. Epub January 11th 2017. Comments This review, written by three members of the ERAS® executive committee, provides a great overview of how fast track or Enhanced Recovery has evolved. The rationale of ERAS® is discussed, its elements […]

Regional anaesthesia and ERAS

Regional anaesthesia and ERAS Carli F, Clemente A. Regional anesthesia and enhanced recovery after surgery. Minerva Anestesiol. 2014 Nov;80(11):1228-33 Comments This paper written by one of the board members of the ERAS society explores the role of regional anaesthesia within an ERAS program and how it can affect postoperative outcomes. Chris Jones, Guildford.

What are the risk factors for delayed discharge within an ERAS programme?

What are the risk factors for delayed discharge within an ERAS programme? Pędziwiatr M, Pisarska M, Kisielewski M, Matłok M,Major P, Wierdak M, Budzyński A, Ljungqvist O. Is ERAS in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer changing risk factors for delayed recovery? Med Oncol. 2016 Mar;33(3):25. What is already known: ERAS programmes are well known to […]

Active and passive compliance in an enhanced recovery programme.

Active and passive compliance in an enhanced recovery programme. Thorn CC, White I, Burch J, Malietzis G, Kennedy R, Jenkins JT. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2016 Jul;31(7):1329-39. doi: 10.1007/s00384-016-2588-4. Epub 2016 Apr 26. What is already known: We know that outcomes improve with increasing compliance of (all) elements. And a large number of trials have […]