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Table 8 Compliance with the ERAS program

From: Comparative short-term outcomes of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program and non-ERAS traditional care in elderly patients undergoing lumbar arthrodesis: a retrospective study

Variable n (%)
Pre-operative ERAS items
 Patient education 60 (100)
 Nutritional counselling 60 (100)
 No prolonged fasting 60 (100)
 Fluid and carbohydrate loading 59 (98.3)
 Antithrombotic stockings 58 (96.7)
 Antimicrobial prophylaxis 60 (100)
Intra-operative ERAS items
 Tranexamic acid 60 (100)
 Avoidance of salt and water overload 60 (100)
 Maintenance of normothermia 60 (100)
 local infiltration analgesia 60 (100)
Postoperative ERAS items
 Early ambulation 42 (70.0)
 Early removal of bladder catheter 52 (86.7)
 Early oral feeding 48 (80.0)
 Stick to discharge criteria 47 (78.3)
 Perioperative multimodal analgesia 60 (100)
 Overall compliance (rate) 94.0