Background and Objectives: The aim was to compare the intra and postoperative outcomes between the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol versus the standard of care protocol (SCP) in patients who underwent radical cystectomy performed by a single surgeon. Materials and Methods: A retrospective comparative study was conducted including patients who underwent radical cystectomy from 2017 to 2020. Length of stay (LOS), incidence of ileus, early postoperative complications, and number of re-hospitalizations within 30 days were considered as primary comparative outcomes of the study. Results: Data were collected for 91 patients who underwent cystectomy, and 70 and 21 patients followed the SCP and ERAS protocol, respectively. The mean age of the patients was 70.6 (SD 9.5) years. Although there was a statistically significant difference in time to flatus (TTF) [3 (2.7-3) vs. 1 (1-2 IQR) days, p < 0.001, in the SC hospital and in the ERAS center respectively], no difference was reported in time to first defecation (TTD) [5 (4-6) vs. 4 (3-5.8), p = 0.086 respectively]. The median LOS in the SCP group was 12 (IQR 11-13) days vs. 9 (IQR 8-13 p = 0.024). In the postoperative period, patients reported 22 complications (37% in SCP and 42.8% in ERAS group, p = 0.48). Conclusions: The study reveals how even partial adherence to the ERAS protocols leads to similar outcomes when compared to SCP. As a single surgeon series, our study confirmed the role of surgeons in reducing complications and improving surgical outcomes.

Tulone, G., Pavan, N., Abrate, A., Dalmasso, E., Mannone, P., Baiamonte, D., et al. (2022). Preliminary Results of ERAS Protocol in a Single Surgeon Prospective Case Series. MEDICINA, 58(9) [10.3390/medicina58091234].

Preliminary Results of ERAS Protocol in a Single Surgeon Prospective Case Series

Tulone, Gabriele
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Abrate, Alberto;Mannone, Piero;Baiamonte, Davide;Giannone, Sofia;Vella, Marco;Pavone, Carlo;Simonato, Alchiede
2022-09-06

Abstract

Background and Objectives: The aim was to compare the intra and postoperative outcomes between the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol versus the standard of care protocol (SCP) in patients who underwent radical cystectomy performed by a single surgeon. Materials and Methods: A retrospective comparative study was conducted including patients who underwent radical cystectomy from 2017 to 2020. Length of stay (LOS), incidence of ileus, early postoperative complications, and number of re-hospitalizations within 30 days were considered as primary comparative outcomes of the study. Results: Data were collected for 91 patients who underwent cystectomy, and 70 and 21 patients followed the SCP and ERAS protocol, respectively. The mean age of the patients was 70.6 (SD 9.5) years. Although there was a statistically significant difference in time to flatus (TTF) [3 (2.7-3) vs. 1 (1-2 IQR) days, p < 0.001, in the SC hospital and in the ERAS center respectively], no difference was reported in time to first defecation (TTD) [5 (4-6) vs. 4 (3-5.8), p = 0.086 respectively]. The median LOS in the SCP group was 12 (IQR 11-13) days vs. 9 (IQR 8-13 p = 0.024). In the postoperative period, patients reported 22 complications (37% in SCP and 42.8% in ERAS group, p = 0.48). Conclusions: The study reveals how even partial adherence to the ERAS protocols leads to similar outcomes when compared to SCP. As a single surgeon series, our study confirmed the role of surgeons in reducing complications and improving surgical outcomes.
Tulone, G., Pavan, N., Abrate, A., Dalmasso, E., Mannone, P., Baiamonte, D., et al. (2022). Preliminary Results of ERAS Protocol in a Single Surgeon Prospective Case Series. MEDICINA, 58(9) [10.3390/medicina58091234].
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