: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of an adapted protocol of enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery (ERABS) on outcomes. This is a single-center observational study comparing patients managed according to adapted ERABS protocol (March-May 2022) with a control group of old method (January 2021-February 2022). Totally, 253 bariatric patients were included in the study (n = 68) and control (n = 185) groups. Patients were mostly females (57.3% vs 70.2%; p = 0.053), of mean age 38.8 years and body mass index 41 ± 6.53 vs. 44.60 ± 7.37 kg/m2 (p = 0.007) in study and control groups, respectively. The majority (90.5%) underwent primary bariatric surgery. Adapted ERABS protocol compliance was 98.5%. The study group had shorter hospital stay (mean 2.86 ± 0.51 vs. 4.03 ± 0.28 days; p < 0.001), similar rates of total (3% vs. 2.7%, p = 0.92) and major complications (1.5% vs. 0, p = 0.10). Readmission rates were similar (1.5% vs 1.6%, p = 0.92). Applied only in the study group, early ambulation (p < 0.001), opioid restriction, and preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), resulted in satisfactory scores (mean total visual analogue score 1.93 ± 0.80, morphine milligram equivalent 34.0 ± 14.5, and mean total PONV grade 0.17 ± 0.36). In conclusion, implementing adapted ERABS guidelines improved patients' postoperative care, raising awareness to pain management. Length of stay was shortened without safety compromise. Efforts to abandon old-school routines seem worthwhile, even if ERABS is partially implemented.

Implementation of updated enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery guidelines: adapted protocol in a single tertiary center / Abu-Abeid, Adam; Vitiello, Antonio; Berardi, Giovanna; Dayan, Danit; Velotti, Nunzio; Schiavone, Vincenzo; Franzese, Antonio; Musella, Mario. - In: UPDATES IN SURGERY. - ISSN 2038-3312. - (2024). [10.1007/s13304-024-01824-4]

Implementation of updated enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery guidelines: adapted protocol in a single tertiary center

Berardi, Giovanna;Velotti, Nunzio;Schiavone, Vincenzo;Musella, Mario
2024

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: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of an adapted protocol of enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery (ERABS) on outcomes. This is a single-center observational study comparing patients managed according to adapted ERABS protocol (March-May 2022) with a control group of old method (January 2021-February 2022). Totally, 253 bariatric patients were included in the study (n = 68) and control (n = 185) groups. Patients were mostly females (57.3% vs 70.2%; p = 0.053), of mean age 38.8 years and body mass index 41 ± 6.53 vs. 44.60 ± 7.37 kg/m2 (p = 0.007) in study and control groups, respectively. The majority (90.5%) underwent primary bariatric surgery. Adapted ERABS protocol compliance was 98.5%. The study group had shorter hospital stay (mean 2.86 ± 0.51 vs. 4.03 ± 0.28 days; p < 0.001), similar rates of total (3% vs. 2.7%, p = 0.92) and major complications (1.5% vs. 0, p = 0.10). Readmission rates were similar (1.5% vs 1.6%, p = 0.92). Applied only in the study group, early ambulation (p < 0.001), opioid restriction, and preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), resulted in satisfactory scores (mean total visual analogue score 1.93 ± 0.80, morphine milligram equivalent 34.0 ± 14.5, and mean total PONV grade 0.17 ± 0.36). In conclusion, implementing adapted ERABS guidelines improved patients' postoperative care, raising awareness to pain management. Length of stay was shortened without safety compromise. Efforts to abandon old-school routines seem worthwhile, even if ERABS is partially implemented.
2024
Implementation of updated enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery guidelines: adapted protocol in a single tertiary center / Abu-Abeid, Adam; Vitiello, Antonio; Berardi, Giovanna; Dayan, Danit; Velotti, Nunzio; Schiavone, Vincenzo; Franzese, Antonio; Musella, Mario. - In: UPDATES IN SURGERY. - ISSN 2038-3312. - (2024). [10.1007/s13304-024-01824-4]
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