Article Abstract

Prophylactic antibiotics and abdominal drainage in early recovery pathway for hepatectomy

Authors: Jizhou Wang, Lianxin Liu

Abstract

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols have been pioneered by Kehlet and include multimodal perioperative care to reduce complications rate, cost and hospital stay. The paper “Early recovery pathway for hepatectomy: data-driven liver resection care and recovery” by Warner and colleagues attempt to formulate a pathway for practice based on data to allow creation of rational order sets for efficient and superior practice (1).