Clinical application of accelerated rehabilitation surgery in elderly patients with colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Oct 9;99(41):e22503. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022503.


BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal malignant tumors are the most common malignant tumors in elderly people in China, resulting in an increasing trend of morbidity and mortality. We conducted a non-randomized controlled trial to compare the effect of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) versus Routine care on clinical outcomes in elderly patients after colorectal cancer surgery.

METHODS: This is a single center, non-random, parallel-controlled clinical trial, 60 patients aged ≥65 years will be randomized for Case group ERAS and Control group (routine care).

RESULTS: This study will help to evaluate the clinical feasibility, safety and effectiveness of ERAS in elderly patients undergoing colorectal resection compared with routine care.