The purpose of the study is to review and summarize major additions to the literature as pertains to enhanced recovery protocols after radical cystectomy in the past year.
Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols is multimodal pathways that include elements to optimize all stages of care including preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative measures. Several authors have recently presented their results with initial implementation of an enhanced recovery protocol after radical cystectomy, while others have begun to examine outcomes beyond the index admission and to refine the various targeted components of the protocol. Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols has revolutionized patient care following radical cystectomy, a procedure still burdened by high complication rates and lengthy hospital stay. Although still lacking in universal implementation and standardization of the protocol, significant advancements are made each year as we move towards best practice.
Current urology reports. 2018 Oct 18*** epublish ***
Saum Ghodoussipour, Hooman Djaladat
Institute of Urology, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 7416, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, USA., Institute of Urology, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 7416, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, USA. .