Consensus review of optimal perioperative care in colorectal surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Group recommendations

K. Lassen*, M. Soop, J. Nygren, P.B. Cox, P.O. Hendry, C. Spies, M.F. von Meyenfeldt, K.C. Fearon, A. Revhaug, S. Norderval, O. Ljungqvist, D.N. Lobo, C.H. Dejong

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    OBJECTIVES: To describe a consensus review of optimal perioperative care in colorectal surgery and to provide consensus recommendations for each item of an evidence-based protocol for optimal perioperative care. DATA SOURCES: For every item of the perioperative treatment pathway, available English-language literature has been examined. STUDY SELECTION: Particular attention was paid to meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and systematic reviews. DATA EXTRACTION: A consensus recommendation for each protocol item was reached after critical appraisal of the literature by the group. DATA SYNTHESIS: For most protocol items, recommendations are based on good-quality trials or meta-analyses of such trials. CONCLUSIONS: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Group presents a comprehensive evidence-based consensus review of perioperative care for colorectal surgery. It is based on the evidence available for each element of the multimodal perioperative care pathway.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)961-9
    JournalArchives of Surgery
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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