Bte Azahari Hidayah, Zheng An Toh, Ling Jie Cheng, Bin Daud Syahzarin, Yi Zhu, Tarja Pölkki, Honggu He, Vidyadhar Padmakar Mali, Enhanced recovery after surgery in children undergoing abdominal surgery: meta-analysis, BJS Open, Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2023, zrac147, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsopen/zrac147
Enhanced recovery after surgery in children undergoing abdominal surgery : meta-analysis
|Author:||Hidayah, Bte Azahari1,2,3; Toh, Zheng An1,2,3; Cheng, Ling Jie3,4;|
1Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
2Division of Nursing, National University Hospital, Singapore
3National University Health System, Singapore
4Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
5Department of Musculoskeletal Pain Rehabilitation, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
6Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
7Department of Children and Women, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
8Department of Paediatric Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2023021527283
John Wiley & Sons,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-02-15
Background: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal approach that streamlines patient processes before, during, and after surgery. The goal is to reduce surgical stress responses and improve outcomes; however, the impact of ERAS programmes in paediatric abdominal surgery remains unclear. The authors aimed to review the effectiveness of ERAS on clinical outcomes in children undergoing abdominal surgery.
Method: CINAHL, CENTRAL, Embase, ProQuest, PubMed, and Scopus were searched for relevant studies published from inception until January 2021. The length of hospital stay (LOS), time to oral intake, time to stool, complication rates, and 30-day readmissions were measured. Meta-analyses and subgroup analyses were conducted using RevMan 5.4 with a random-effects model.
Results: Among 2371 records from the initial search, 111 articles were retrieved for full-text screening and 12 were included for analyses. The pooled mean difference (MD) demonstrated reduced LOS (MD −1.96; 95 per cent c.i. −2.75 to −1.17), time to oral intake (MD −3.37; 95 per cent c.i. −4.84 to −1.89), and time to stool (MD −4.19; 95 per cent c.i. −6.37 to −2.02). ERAS reduced postoperative complications by half and 30-day readmission by 36 per cent. Subgroup analyses for continuous outcomes suggested that ERAS was more effective in children than adolescents.
Conclusion: ERAS was effective in improving clinical outcomes for paediatric patients undergoing abdominal surgery.
|Type of Publication:||
A2 Review article in a scientific journal
|Field of Science:||
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
The publication of this review was funded by the Department of Paediatric Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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