Relation between preoperative aerobic fitness estimated by steep ramp test performance and postoperative morbidity in colorectal cancer surgery: prospective observational study

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Abstract

Steep ramp test (SRT) performance provides an estimation of preoperative aerobic fitness that is associated with postoperative outcomes. Patients with a better SRT-estimated aerobic fitness are less likely to develop postoperative complications and more likely to experience a shorter time to recovery. The SRT might be a useful and clinically accessible tool in preoperative risk assessment to identify patients at risk of postoperative morbidity and who might benefit from preoperative exercise interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Volume109
Issue number2
Early online date18 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • HIGH-RISK PATIENTS
  • INTRAABDOMINAL SURGERY
  • PHYSICAL-FITNESS
  • EXERCISE
  • COMPLICATIONS
  • PREHABILITATION
  • ASSOCIATION
  • CAPACITY
  • 6-MINUTE
  • COHORT

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