[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: 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.
For every item of the perioperative treatment pathway, available English-language literature has been examined.
Particular attention was paid to meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and systematic reviews.
A consensus recommendation for each protocol item was reached after critical appraisal of the literature by the group.
For most protocol items, recommendations are based on good-quality trials or meta-analyses of such trials.
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.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill.: 1960) 10/2009; 144(10):961-9. · 4.32 Impact Factor