The Impact of Prehabilitation on Patient Outcomes in Hepatobiliary, Colorectal, and Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery: A PRISMA-Accordant Meta-analysis
Author(s) Lambert J.E.; Keegan T.J.; Gaffney C.J.; Subar D.A.; Hayes L.D.
Source Annals of surgery; Jul 2021; vol. 274 (no. 1); p. 70-77
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of prehabilitation on hospital length of stay, functional capacity, complications, and mortality after surgery in patients with hepatobiliary, colorectal, and upper gastrointestinal cancer. BACKGROUND: "Prehabilitation" encompasses exercise, nutrition, and psychosocial interventions to optimize health before surgery. The benefits of prehabilitation are ill-defined.
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