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Impact of enhanced recovery after surgery on outcomes of elderly patients undergoing open thoracic surgery.

08:00 EDT 30th March 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Impact of enhanced recovery after surgery on outcomes of elderly patients undergoing open thoracic surgery."

An enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program might be effective for postoperative recovery in elderly patients undergoing thoracic surgery. This study aimed to clarify the impact of ERAS on the post-operative recovery of elderly patients, with regard to shortening hospital stay and reducing complications after open thoracic surgery.

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Name: General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
ISSN: 1863-6713
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