Fast-Track Program for Abdominal Surgery

  • F. Carli
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Morbidity and mortality associated with abdominal surgery has decreased over the years as a result of preoperative optimization of patient health status and improved anesthetic and surgical techniques. However, postoperative morbidity still occurs even after elective surgical interventions. The key pathogenic factor in postoperative morbidity, excluding failures of surgical and anesthetic techniques, is the surgical stress response with subsequent increased demands on organ function.


Gastric Emptying Postoperative Ileus Postoperative Pain Relief Nociceptive Afferent Patient Health Status 
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