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Table 3 Compliance with perioperative treatment and postoperative recovery after colon resection within the context of the enhanced recovery program followed

From: Enhanced recovery in colorectal surgery: a multicentre study

Perioperative treatment variable mentioned in ERAS protocol
  Number Percentage
Preoperative   
Perioperative information 290 99
No colon preparation 246 82.8
Carbohydrate-rich drinks on day before surgery1 187 65.2
Carbohydrate -rich drinks before surgery2 182 63
Surgery   
Goal directed fluids (Cardio-Q)3 138 46.3
No hypothermia 242 84.3
No drainage 146 53.3
Postoperative   
No nasogastric tube 222 77.1
Early mobilisation 128 44.6
Early taking of fluids by mouth4 116 40.6
Variable not explicitly mentioned in ERAS protocol
  Number Percentage
Opioid-free pain control5 206 78.3
Prophylactic medication for nausea and vomiting 76 26.8
Epidural anaesthesia 106 38.8
  1. 1: 40.3% received two, 59.7% received three or four; 2: 14.8% received one, 85.2% received two; 3: Mean fluid volume received was 1742.5 ml; 4: 46.8% received one, 50% received two, and 3.2% received more than two; 5: 42.8% of patients used patient controlled analgesia.