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Effect of multimodal prehabilitation vs postoperative rehabilitation on 30-day postoperative complications for frail patients undergoing resection of colorectal cancer. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Surg 2020; 155: 233-242.

Published: 17th November 2020

Authors: Carli F, Bousquet-Dion G, Awasthi R, Elsherbini N, Liberman S, Boutros M et al.


Some 110 frail patients were randomized in this trial of preoperative or postoperative multimodal rehabilitation. Complication rates after surgery were similar at 30 days and there were no differences in any other secondary outcome measures including hospital stay and patient reported outcomes.

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