Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) decreases recovery time and improve the recovery effect versus for elective gastric cancer surgery: a single-center randomized controlled trial
Background Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) can help patients improve recovery speed, improve patient satisfaction, reduce postoperative pressure and reduce postoperative hospital stay. This study evaluated ERAS feasibility and effectiveness compared with conventional perioperative care and their significance in gastrectomy for patients with gastric cancer. Methods This article is a prospective cohort analysis of 272 patients. This paper investigates tumor morphology, operation
... , exhaustion time, ambulation time, walking distance on the operation day and 1 day, 2 days and 3 days after the operation, While blood test indexes related to postoperative recovery and postoperative complications are evaluated. Results The recovery of gastrointestinal function was faster in ERAS patients. There was a significant difference in the time of first exhaust between ERAS group and CC group (54.60 ± 17.41 h vs. 76.71 ± 9.47 h; P < 0.001). There were significant differences in the amount of diet on the day of operation, 1 day, 2 days and 3 days after operation between the two groups (P < 0.001); There was a significant difference in the time of first ambulation between eras group and CC group (1.14 ± 0.76 D vs. 2.74 ± 0.98 D; P < 0.001). There were significant differences in walking distance between the two groups at operation day, 1 day, 2 days and 3 days after operation (P < 0.001). The postoperative hospital stay in the ERAS group was significantly shorter than that in the routine perioperative nursing group (8.38 ± 1.68 D, 11.18 ± 1.38 D; P < 0.001). Conclusion ERAS can reduce the stress after radical resection of gastric cancer, promote intestinal recovery, reduce pain intensity, and improve the recovery ability and satisfaction of patients.