Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program in patients undergoing major surgery for gastrointestinal cancer: Results of a 6-year clinical study

Date 28 June 2017
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Topics Gastrointestinal Cancers
Surgery and/or Radiotherapy of Cancer
Presenter Pavlos Athanasopoulos
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_3): iii13-iii136. 10.1093/annonc/mdx261
Authors P. Athanasopoulos, G. Korfiati, G. Tzouvekas, P. Demetriou, E. Papageorgiou, A. Kanellopoulou
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Abstract

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program is a multimodal perioperative care pathway designed to achieve early recovery after major surgical procedures by maintaining preoperative organ function and reducing the profound stress response following surgery, without increasing the rate of postoperative complications or readmissions. The key elements of an ERAS protocol include preoperative counseling, optimization of nutrition, standardized analgesic and anesthetic regimes, and early oral feeding and mobilization. The aim of this study was to present the results of our 6-year experience with the application of an ERAS protocol in patients undergoing major surgery for gastrointestinal cancer.