publication . Article . 2019

Prehabilitation, making patients fit for surgery – a new frontier in perioperative care

Molenaar Charlotte J. L.; Papen-Botterhuis Nicole E.; Herrle Florian; Slooter Gerrit D.;
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  • Published: 18 Dec 2019 Journal: Innovative Surgical Sciences, volume 4, pages 132-138 (eissn: 2364-7485, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Optimizing a patients’ condition before surgery to improve the postoperative outcome can be achieved by using prehabilitation; preoperative interventions focusing on modifiable risk factors to improve the physical, nutritional, and mental status of the patient. A multimodal, multidisciplinary approach induces a synergistic effect between the various interventions and affects the outcome postoperatively. While awaiting higher-quality evidence, the worldwide implementation of prehabilitation programs has started, resulting in a true revolution in perioperative care.</jats:p>
free text keywords: Medicine, business.industry, business, Perioperative care, Frontier, General surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Prehabilitation, functional capacity, multimodal, surgical complications, Surgery, RD1-811
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