Article of the Month – June 2019

Article: Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations

URL: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/2732511?resultClick=1

DOI: doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1153

Published: JAMA Surg. Published online May 04, 2019.

Authors: Daniel T. Engelman, MD; Walid Ben Ali, MD; Judson B. Williams, MD, MHS; Louis P. Perrault, MD, PhD; V. Seenu Reddy, MD; Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD; Eric E. Roselli, MD; Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD; Marc Gerdisch, MD; Jerrold H. Levy, MD; Kevin Lobdell, MD; Nick Fletcher, MD, MBBS; Matthias Kirsch, MD; Gregg Nelson, MD; Richard M. Engelman, MD; Alexander J. Gregory, MD; Edward M. Boyle, MD.

Article Description:

This article presents the first expert-consensus evidence-based guidelines for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in cardiac surgery.

These recommendations are endorsed by the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society.

Summary:

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a group of recommendations that takes care of patients through their surgical journey aiming to return the patients to their basal activity as early as possible.

ERAS recommendations in non-cardiac surgeries showed significant reduction in the overall complications when compared to the conventional management. In addition, early studies of ERAS in cardiac surgery showed promising results.

Therefore, these guidelines emerged to present the latest expert consensus on the evidence-based recommendations during cardiac surgery.

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