Second Generation of a Fast-track Liver Resection Programme

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Second Generation of a Fast-track Liver Resection Programme. / Schultz, Nicolai A; Larsen, Peter N; Klarskov, B; Plum, L M; Frederiksen, Hans-Jørgen; Kehlet, Henrik; Hillingsø, Jens G.

In: World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 42, No. 6, 2018, p. 1860-1866.

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Schultz, NA, Larsen, PN, Klarskov, B, Plum, LM, Frederiksen, H-J, Kehlet, H & Hillingsø, JG 2018, 'Second Generation of a Fast-track Liver Resection Programme', World Journal of Surgery, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 1860-1866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-017-4399-3

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Schultz, N. A., Larsen, P. N., Klarskov, B., Plum, L. M., Frederiksen, H-J., Kehlet, H., & Hillingsø, J. G. (2018). Second Generation of a Fast-track Liver Resection Programme. World Journal of Surgery, 42(6), 1860-1866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-017-4399-3

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Schultz NA, Larsen PN, Klarskov B, Plum LM, Frederiksen H-J, Kehlet H et al. Second Generation of a Fast-track Liver Resection Programme. World Journal of Surgery. 2018;42(6):1860-1866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-017-4399-3

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Schultz, Nicolai A ; Larsen, Peter N ; Klarskov, B ; Plum, L M ; Frederiksen, Hans-Jørgen ; Kehlet, Henrik ; Hillingsø, Jens G. / Second Generation of a Fast-track Liver Resection Programme. In: World Journal of Surgery. 2018 ; Vol. 42, No. 6. pp. 1860-1866.

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title = "Second Generation of a Fast-track Liver Resection Programme",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Recent developments in perioperative pathophysiology and care have documented evidence-based, multimodal rehabilitation (fast-track) to hasten recovery and decrease morbidity and hospital stay in several major surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect over time of a modified previously published fast-track programme in unselected patients undergoing open or laparoscopic liver resection.METHODS: A prospective study includes the first 121 consecutive patients following an updated fast-track programme for liver resection. High-dose methylprednisolone was given to all patients before surgery, catheters and drains were systematically removed early, and patients were mobilized and started eating and drinking from the day of surgery. An opioid-sparing multimodal pain treatment was given for the first week. The discharge criteria were (1) pain sufficiently controlled by oral analgesics only; (2) patient comfortable with discharge; (3) no untreated complications.RESULTS: The median length of stay (LOS) for all patients was 4 days, with 2 days after laparoscopic vs. 4 days for open resections. The median LOS after major hepatectomies (≥3 segments) was 5 days. The readmission rate was 6% and the 30-day mortality zero. The LOS decreased compared to our first-generation fast-track programme with LOS 5 days.CONCLUSIONS: Fast-track principles for perioperative care and early discharge are safe even after major liver resection. The introduction of high-dose steroids preoperatively might have facilitated a shorter LOS. Routine discharge on POD 1 or 2 after laparoscopic resection and on POD 4 after open liver resection has proven to be feasible.",
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AU - Schultz, Nicolai A

AU - Larsen, Peter N

AU - Klarskov, B

AU - Plum, L M

AU - Frederiksen, Hans-Jørgen

AU - Kehlet, Henrik

AU - Hillingsø, Jens G

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N2 - BACKGROUND: Recent developments in perioperative pathophysiology and care have documented evidence-based, multimodal rehabilitation (fast-track) to hasten recovery and decrease morbidity and hospital stay in several major surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect over time of a modified previously published fast-track programme in unselected patients undergoing open or laparoscopic liver resection.METHODS: A prospective study includes the first 121 consecutive patients following an updated fast-track programme for liver resection. High-dose methylprednisolone was given to all patients before surgery, catheters and drains were systematically removed early, and patients were mobilized and started eating and drinking from the day of surgery. An opioid-sparing multimodal pain treatment was given for the first week. The discharge criteria were (1) pain sufficiently controlled by oral analgesics only; (2) patient comfortable with discharge; (3) no untreated complications.RESULTS: The median length of stay (LOS) for all patients was 4 days, with 2 days after laparoscopic vs. 4 days for open resections. The median LOS after major hepatectomies (≥3 segments) was 5 days. The readmission rate was 6% and the 30-day mortality zero. The LOS decreased compared to our first-generation fast-track programme with LOS 5 days.CONCLUSIONS: Fast-track principles for perioperative care and early discharge are safe even after major liver resection. The introduction of high-dose steroids preoperatively might have facilitated a shorter LOS. Routine discharge on POD 1 or 2 after laparoscopic resection and on POD 4 after open liver resection has proven to be feasible.

AB - BACKGROUND: Recent developments in perioperative pathophysiology and care have documented evidence-based, multimodal rehabilitation (fast-track) to hasten recovery and decrease morbidity and hospital stay in several major surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect over time of a modified previously published fast-track programme in unselected patients undergoing open or laparoscopic liver resection.METHODS: A prospective study includes the first 121 consecutive patients following an updated fast-track programme for liver resection. High-dose methylprednisolone was given to all patients before surgery, catheters and drains were systematically removed early, and patients were mobilized and started eating and drinking from the day of surgery. An opioid-sparing multimodal pain treatment was given for the first week. The discharge criteria were (1) pain sufficiently controlled by oral analgesics only; (2) patient comfortable with discharge; (3) no untreated complications.RESULTS: The median length of stay (LOS) for all patients was 4 days, with 2 days after laparoscopic vs. 4 days for open resections. The median LOS after major hepatectomies (≥3 segments) was 5 days. The readmission rate was 6% and the 30-day mortality zero. The LOS decreased compared to our first-generation fast-track programme with LOS 5 days.CONCLUSIONS: Fast-track principles for perioperative care and early discharge are safe even after major liver resection. The introduction of high-dose steroids preoperatively might have facilitated a shorter LOS. Routine discharge on POD 1 or 2 after laparoscopic resection and on POD 4 after open liver resection has proven to be feasible.

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KW - Female

KW - Hepatectomy/methods

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KW - Laparoscopy

KW - Length of Stay

KW - Male

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Perioperative Care

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