SURGERY: Enhanced recovery after cystectomy: cocktails, culture, or consistency?
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways are increasingly used for patients undergoing radical cystectomy, but data on their benefits are still sparse. A new paper charts improvements in patient outcomes during a 10-year period. An optimized, defined ERAS protocol is certainly important, but the ERAS culture of consistency, performance measurement, and continual adoption of best practice are also crucial.
Refers to Pang, K. H. et al. Prospective implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols to radical cystectomy. Eur. Urol.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2017.07.031 (2017)