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Table 2 Conventional postoperative care (CC)

From: Conditions associated with worse acceptance of a simplified accelerated recovery after surgery protocol in laparoscopic colorectal surgery

1. Maintenance of the nasogastric catheter until effective peristalsis or reduction of flow
2. Restricted liquid diet initiated only after elimination of gas and/or presence of bruit
3. Daily gradual progression of oral diet
4. Removal of drains after 4 days, if there were no signs of complications
5. Removal of the urinary catheter within 48 h postoperatively
6. Maintenance of serum therapy until adequate acceptance of a soft diet
7. Mobilization, according to the patient’s request