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[Application of fast-track surgery in the management of patients with esophageal cancer].

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu Huai'an, China.
Zhonghua wei chang wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of gastrointestinal surgery 06/2012; 15(6):561-3.
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ABSTRACT To evaluate the influence of fast-track surgery in perioperative period on the clinical outcomes of patients with esophageal cancer.
Clinical data of 117 patients with esophageal cancer between January 2011 and June 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. Sixty-three cases (study group) were treated with fast-track surgery and 54 cases(control group) were treated according to routine protocol in the perioperative period.
The operative time, time to drainage tube removal, and length of hospital stay were significantly shorter in the study group than those in the control group(all P<0.05). Compared with the control group, the medical cost was lower(P<0.05). The overall postoperative complication rate was 7.9% in the study group and 24.1% in the control group(P<0.05).
Fast-track surgery in the perioperative period for patients with esophageal cancer can promote bowel function recovery and decrease morbidity.

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