Navigation Links
New approach for surgery patients cuts hospital stays and costs
Date:4/24/2014

DURHAM, N.C. Changes in managing patients before, during and after colorectal surgery cut hospital stays by two days and reduced readmission rates, according to researchers who led a study of the approach at Duke University Hospital.

The practice, called enhanced recovery, is easier on patients before surgery, doing away with the fasting period and bowel evacuation that are typically prescribed. After surgery, patients are encouraged to eat and move about as soon as possible, leading to faster recoveries.

Among findings published in the May 2014 issue of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, the researchers reported that the enhanced recovery approach used for colorectal surgery cut hospital admissions from an average seven days to five, and reduced the rate of readmissions by half.

"Enhanced recovery is about change management," said senior author Tong J. Gan, M.D., MHS, professor of anesthesiology at Duke. "It's getting the team together, including nurses, anesthesiologists, surgeons and patients, with everyone understanding the expectations of how to do things differently and improve patient care."

Gan and colleagues collected data from 241 consecutive patients at Duke University Hospital undergoing open or laparoscopic colorectal surgery during two time periods: before the enhanced recovery approach was implemented, and after. Ninety-nine patients were studied in the traditional approach, and 142 using enhanced recovery.

With traditional perioperative care defined as the care provided through a patient's hospitalization for surgery few procedures are standardized, but patients are typically told to fast the night before and undergo laxative treatments, and then are not given food or drink after surgery until bowel sounds are restored, sometimes several days later. Additionally, traditional perioperative care includes a variety of different anesthesia regimens, fluid management and pain control, depending
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches
2. New approach may help manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs
3. Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer
4. Dartmouth researchers develop new approach to chronic lymphocytic leukemia treatment
5. New guidelines employ a team approach to autism diagnosis and care
6. New approach to prostate cancer screening needed
7. REACT clinical trial supports new approach of accelerated treatment for Crohns disease
8. Researchers find novel approach for controlling deadly C. difficile infections
9. Novel biomarker approach suggests new avenues to improve schizophrenia disease management
10. Craig Stephens as a Marketing Specialist for Plastic Surgeons Offers a Decidedly Unique Approach to Surgeons for Developing Their Online Presence
11. OHSU researchers develop new drug approach that could lead to cures for wide range of diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... staffing company, is happy to announce that our ... to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100 for 2014. ... the “100 most influential people in the staffing ... Medical Solutions, the 13th-largest healthcare staffing company in ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 For Dr. Iris Hunter, a job ... an extension of her life’s mission. Her extensive experience in ... owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear that Hunter’s mission ... that my work makes a difference in the lives of ... so after much research, I felt ready to start on ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... News) -- The United States is now mandating ... of West Africa land at one of five ... the virus. In a statement released Tuesday, ... percent of air passengers from Guinea, Liberia and ... five airports -- New York City,s Kennedy International ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 The ... which is dedicated to distribute health information technology ... delivery worldwide announced the development of six key ... expect when receiving healthcare. These are an expansion ... care: “providing care that is respectful of and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 With the Affordable Care Act ... by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) finds that three ... use health insurance, but 42 percent say they are not ... before signing up for coverage. , The AIR survey found ... percent able to calculate correctly how much they owe for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 2Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 3Health News:Dr. Iris Hunter to Host Grand Opening of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Patient Experience-Centered Care 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4
... , MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- ... a portable home monitoring device appear more effective than ... predicting whether patients with chronic kidney disease will experience ... an Italian study that included 436 chronic kidney disease ...
... identified six subtypes of an aggressive and difficult-to-treat ... (TNBC)." In the July issue of the ... Director Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., and colleagues describe the ... identify chemotherapies to which the different subtypes respond ...
... Perspectives finds that the 2008 peat bog wildfires in NC ... cardiovascular effects. The study found a 37 percent increase ... a three day period of dense smoke exposure and the following ... in visits for asthma, 73 percent increase in visits for COPD ...
... , MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Although there,s been ... developmental delays, more than half still don,t routinely do so, ... of pediatricians reported always or almost always using one or ... to 35 months of age. By 2009, that number had ...
... many organisms females directly or indirectly select mates (or sperm) and ... sexual selection in plants is more complex in some ways than ... rely on external vectors, such as animals, for pollen transport. ... to affect the timing of pollen arrival, or the size and ...
... Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) ... type 1 diabetes show signs of risk factors for cardiovascular ... prove that type 1 diabetes, the kind that often begins ... and stroke remain rare in young people. But they do spotlight ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings 2Health News:Different subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer respond to different therapies 2Health News:Different subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer respond to different therapies 3Health News:Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays 2Health News:Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays 3Health News:Female mate choice enhances offspring fitness in an annual herb 2Health News:Female mate choice enhances offspring fitness in an annual herb 3Health News:Diabetic Girls May Have Heart Risk Factors 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... , October 22, 2014 ... Disposable Gloves Market (Product type, Form, End user, Application ... Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, ... disposable gloves market. Based on key trends tracked, it ... valued at $7.9 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Pa. , Oct. 22, 2014  With ... their animal health medications, a Global Pharmaceutical and ... Antares serialization technology and turnkey solution to protect ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153438 Photo ... product that was serialized and aggregated by the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 21, 2014   BioNano Genomics ... latest genomics research centers to purchase an ... the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Intramural Sequencing ... Before Irys, obtaining a comprehensive view of a ... sequencing (NGS) does not deliver the scalability or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 2Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 3Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 4Xyntek and Antares Serialization Solution Protects Pets Too! 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 3
... In the USA, each state is responsible for its Women ... the purchase of supplies. A state bid notification for breastpumps ... unusual feature that needs further attention. The bid,s breastpump requirement ... of the women. The state felt that it was acceptable ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Reportlinker Adds Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0155101/Reportlinker-Adds-Chugai-Pharmaceutical-Co-Ltd-PharmaVitae-Profile.html , Introduction , ... performance for Chugai in the prescription pharmaceutical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Do Women Have a Right to a Breastpump That Works? Asks Hygeia 2Reportlinker Adds Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd: PharmaVitae Profile 2Reportlinker Adds Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd: PharmaVitae Profile 3Reportlinker Adds Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd: PharmaVitae Profile 4Reportlinker Adds Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd: PharmaVitae Profile 5Reportlinker Adds Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd: PharmaVitae Profile 6Reportlinker Adds Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd: PharmaVitae Profile 7
Based on the clinically proven ACS MULTI-LINK Stent, ULTRA is a coronary stent system specifically designed for use in larger vessels. This innovative system utilizes a unique stent pattern to give y...
The MULTI-LINK RX PENTA Coronary Stent Systems with new ACCESS-LINK Stent Design are indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter....
Now available in 2.75-mm diameters, the S660 small vessel coronary stent expands your treatment options for accurate sizing and precision stenting....
The MULTI-LINK PIXEL Coronary Stent System was designed to address the challenges of small vessel treatment in patients with abrupt or threatened abrupt closure (ATC)....
Medicine Products: