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J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Sep;27(9):880-882. doi: 10.1089/lap.2017.0328. Epub 2017 Jul 28.

Prehabilitation for the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Patient.

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VA Boston Healthcare System , West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Prehabilitation proposes that broad health interventions at the time of decision for surgery will improve the patient's starting functional status and therefore recovery.

METHODS:

The impact of preoperative exercise, preoperative nutrition, smoking cessation, alcohol cessation, anemia, and psychological support were reviewed.

RESULTS:

Interventions to improve the patient's underlying health typically improve recovery, although the duration and intensity necessary for meaningful surgical recovery benefit need further study.

CONCLUSIONS:

Preoperative health interventions may improve recovery in the postoperative period and patient health years later.

KEYWORDS:

enhanced recovery after surgery; exercise; nutrition; perioperative surgical home; prehabilitation; smoking

PMID:
28753110
DOI:
10.1089/lap.2017.0328
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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