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Chirurgia 2013 August;26(4):307-8

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program in the elderly: is it feasible?

Amato B. 1, Donisi M. 1, Rispoli C. 2, Rocco N. 1, Iannone L. 1, Testa S. 1, Compagna R. 1, Vigliotti G. 1, Salvati V. 1, Gentile M. 1, Sivero L. 1

1 Department of General, Geriatric, Oncologic Surgery and Advanced Technologies University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy; 2 Department of General and Emergency Surgery ASL Napoli1 Centro, Naples, Italy


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The multimodal perioperative rehabilitation protocol (ERAS) can easily and safely be adopted for elderly patients in diverse clinical settings. Multimodal care can be applied to most of the very old patients but with less compliance than in young patients.

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