Table 3

Compliance with perioperative treatment and postoperative recovery after colon resection within the context of the enhanced recovery program followed

Perioperative treatment variable mentioned in ERAS protocol


Number

Percentage


Preoperative


Perioperative information

290

99


No colon preparation

246

82.8


Carbohydrate-rich drinks on day before surgery1

187

65.2


Carbohydrate -rich drinks before surgery2

182

63


Surgery


Goal directed fluids (Cardio-Q)3

138

46.3


No hypothermia

242

84.3


No drainage

146

53.3


Postoperative


No nasogastric tube

222

77.1


Early mobilisation

128

44.6


Early taking of fluids by mouth4

116

40.6


Variable not explicitly mentioned in ERAS protocol


Number

Percentage


Opioid-free pain control5

206

78.3


Prophylactic medication for nausea and vomiting

76

26.8


Epidural anaesthesia

106

38.8


1: 40.3% received two, 59.7% received three or four; 2: 14.8% received one, 85.2% received two; 3: Mean fluid volume received was 1742.5 ml; 4: 46.8% received one, 50% received two, and 3.2% received more than two; 5: 42.8% of patients used patient controlled analgesia.

Ramírez et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-9

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