early ambulation

Summary

Summary: Procedure to accelerate the ability of a patient to walk or move about by reducing the time to AMBULATION. It is characterized by a shorter period of hospitalization or recumbency than is normally practiced.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of multimodal optimization and standard perioperative surgical care
    A D G Anderson
    Combined Gastroenterology Unit, Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough YO12 6QL, UK
    Br J Surg 90:1497-504. 2003
  2. ncbi Early activity is feasible and safe in respiratory failure patients
    Polly Bailey
    Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:139-45. 2007
  3. ncbi Postoperative continuous peripheral nerve blockade in the lower extremity total joint arthroplasty population
    Mary Ann Turjanica
    St Elizabeth s Health Center, Youngstown, OH, USA
    Medsurg Nurs 16:151-4; quiz 155. 2007
  4. ncbi Accelerated perioperative care and rehabilitation intervention for hip and knee replacement is effective: a randomized clinical trial involving 87 patients with 3 months of follow-up
    Kristian Larsen
    The Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Department of Orthopedics, Holstebro Regional Hospital, Holstebro, Denmark
    Acta Orthop 79:149-59. 2008
  5. ncbi [Esophageal resection in an accelerated postoperative recovery regimen]
    Lone Susanne Jensen
    Arhus Universitetshospital, Arhus Sygehus, kirurgisk gastroenterologisk afdeling L
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:2560-3. 2004
  6. ncbi Predictors of length of stay and patient satisfaction after hip and knee replacement surgery: fast-track experience in 712 patients
    Henrik Husted
    Department of Orthopaedics, Copenhagen University Hospital of Hvidovre, Denmark
    Acta Orthop 79:168-73. 2008
  7. pmc Early ambulation after hip fracture: effects on function and mortality
    Albert L Siu
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:766-71. 2006
  8. pmc Low risk of thromboembolic complications after fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty
    Henrik Husted
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark
    Acta Orthop 81:599-605. 2010
  9. ncbi Walk this way: early ambulation after cardiac catheterization--good for the patient and the health care system
    Adnan K Chhatriwalla
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:1535-6. 2006
  10. ncbi Multimodal thromboprophylaxis for total hip and knee arthroplasty based on risk assessment
    Lawrence D Dorr
    The Arthritis Institute, 501 East Hardy Street, 3rd Floor, Inglewood, CA 90301, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:2648-57. 2007

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  1. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of multimodal optimization and standard perioperative surgical care
    A D G Anderson
    Combined Gastroenterology Unit, Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough YO12 6QL, UK
    Br J Surg 90:1497-504. 2003
    ..The aim of this randomized trial was to compare multimodal optimization with standard care in patients undergoing colonic resection...
  2. ncbi Early activity is feasible and safe in respiratory failure patients
    Polly Bailey
    Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:139-45. 2007
    ..To determine whether early activity is feasible and safe in respiratory failure patients...
  3. ncbi Postoperative continuous peripheral nerve blockade in the lower extremity total joint arthroplasty population
    Mary Ann Turjanica
    St Elizabeth s Health Center, Youngstown, OH, USA
    Medsurg Nurs 16:151-4; quiz 155. 2007
    ..This technique of pain management and its associated use in patients following total joint arthroplasty are examined...
  4. ncbi Accelerated perioperative care and rehabilitation intervention for hip and knee replacement is effective: a randomized clinical trial involving 87 patients with 3 months of follow-up
    Kristian Larsen
    The Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Department of Orthopedics, Holstebro Regional Hospital, Holstebro, Denmark
    Acta Orthop 79:149-59. 2008
    ..We therefore performed an efficacy study of an accelerated perioperative care and rehabilitation intervention in patients receiving primary total hip replacement, and both total and unicompartmental knee replacement...
  5. ncbi [Esophageal resection in an accelerated postoperative recovery regimen]
    Lone Susanne Jensen
    Arhus Universitetshospital, Arhus Sygehus, kirurgisk gastroenterologisk afdeling L
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:2560-3. 2004
  6. ncbi Predictors of length of stay and patient satisfaction after hip and knee replacement surgery: fast-track experience in 712 patients
    Henrik Husted
    Department of Orthopaedics, Copenhagen University Hospital of Hvidovre, Denmark
    Acta Orthop 79:168-73. 2008
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to identify patient characteristics associated with LOS and patient satisfaction after total hip and knee replacement surgery...
  7. pmc Early ambulation after hip fracture: effects on function and mortality
    Albert L Siu
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:766-71. 2006
    ..Few studies have examined the relationship between inpatient bed rest and functional outcomes. We examined how immobility is associated with function and mortality in patients with hip fracture...
  8. pmc Low risk of thromboembolic complications after fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty
    Henrik Husted
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark
    Acta Orthop 81:599-605. 2010
    ..Here we report our results with short-duration pharmacological prophylaxis combined with early mobilization and reduced hospitalization...
  9. ncbi Walk this way: early ambulation after cardiac catheterization--good for the patient and the health care system
    Adnan K Chhatriwalla
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:1535-6. 2006
  10. ncbi Multimodal thromboprophylaxis for total hip and knee arthroplasty based on risk assessment
    Lawrence D Dorr
    The Arthritis Institute, 501 East Hardy Street, 3rd Floor, Inglewood, CA 90301, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:2648-57. 2007
    ..We used a multimodal approach in which the treatment regimen is selected according to patient risk factors...
  11. ncbi Early mobilisation after conventional knee replacement may reduce the risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism
    E O Pearse
    North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, New South Wales, Australia
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 89:316-22. 2007
    ..However, multiple logistic regression analysis showed that the institution of an early mobilisation protocol resulted in a 30-fold reduction in the risk of post-operative deep-vein thrombosis when we adjusted for other risk factors...
  12. ncbi Mobilizing patients in the intensive care unit: improving neuromuscular weakness and physical function
    Dale M Needham
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    JAMA 300:1685-90. 2008
    ..Emerging research in this field provides preliminary evidence supporting the safety, feasibility, and potential benefits of early mobilization in critical care medicine...
  13. ncbi Efficacy of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in morbidly obese patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery
    Samantha Ann Cotter
    Department of Pharmacy, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Obes Surg 15:1316-20. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of inpatient VTE prophylaxis in morbidly obese patients undergoing gastric bypass and the incidence of symptomatic VTE following discharge...
  14. ncbi Efficacy of an accelerated recovery protocol for Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty--a randomised controlled trial
    K A Reilly
    Physiotherapy Research Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford, OX3 7LD, UK
    Knee 12:351-7. 2005
    ..The strict inclusion criteria meant that 75% of eligible patients were excluded. However, a large percentage of these were due to the distances patients lived from the hospital...
  15. ncbi Comparison of prevalence of post-dural puncture headache between six hour- supine recumbence and early ambulation after lumbar puncture in thai patients: A randomized controlled study
    Sirakam Tejavanija
    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Phramongkutklao Hospital and College, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 89:814-20. 2006
    To compare the prevalence of Post Dural Puncture Headache (PDPH) between 6 hour- supine recumbence and early ambulation in Thai patients.
  16. ncbi Orthostatic intolerance and the cardiovascular response to early postoperative mobilization
    M Bundgaard-Nielsen
    Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen DK 2100, Denmark
    Br J Anaesth 102:756-62. 2009
    ..We assessed orthostatic tolerance in relation to the postural cardiovascular responses before and shortly after open radical prostatectomy...
  17. ncbi Local infiltration analgesia: a technique for the control of acute postoperative pain following knee and hip surgery: a case study of 325 patients
    Dennis R Kerr
    Joint Orthopaedic Centre, New South Wales, Australia
    Acta Orthop 79:174-83. 2008
    ..The technique allows virtually immediate mobilization and earlier discharge from hospital...
  18. ncbi [Accelerated versus conventional hospital stay in total hip and knee arthroplasty III: patient satisfaction]
    Henrik Husted
    H S Hvidovre Hospital, ortopaedkirurgisk afdeling, Hvidovre
    Ugeskr Laeger 168:2148-51. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate patient satisfaction with the hospital stay in relation to the length of stay for patients operated on with primary total hip- and knee-arthroplasty (THA and TKA)...
  19. ncbi Nonoperative management of stable thoracolumbar burst fractures with early ambulation and bracing
    J B Cantor
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 18:971-6. 1993
    Eighteen neurologically intact patients with burst fractures at the thoracolumbar junction were treated with early ambulation in a total contact orthosis. No attempt was made to reduce the associated deformity...
  20. ncbi Prospective, randomized, controlled trial between a pathway of controlled rehabilitation with early ambulation and diet and traditional postoperative care after laparotomy and intestinal resection
    Conor P Delaney
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 46:851-9. 2003
    ..Although several protocols have been reported to reduce postoperative stay, no Level I evidence exists for their use in routine clinical practice...
  21. ncbi Randomized controlled trial comparing the controlled rehabilitation with early ambulation and diet pathway versus the controlled rehabilitation with early ambulation and diet with preemptive epidural anesthesia/analgesia after laparotomy and intestinal re
    Massarat Zutshi
    Department of Colorectal Surgery A 30, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Surg 189:268-72. 2005
    ..The benefit of thoracic epidural (TE) analgesia over patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) remains unproven when used with a fast-track postoperative care plan...
  22. ncbi Pharmacologic prophylaxis against venous thromboembolic complications is not mandatory for all laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures
    Ronald H Clements
    Department of Surgery, Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 208:917-21; discussion 921-3. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to report the rate of VTE and bleeding complications using no prophylactic pharmacologic anticoagulation among patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass...
  23. ncbi Early postoperative active mobilisation versus immobilisation following tibialis posterior tendon transfer for foot-drop correction in patients with Hansen's disease
    Santosh Rath
    LEPRA Funded Leprosy Reconstructive Surgery Unit HOINA, Muniguda, Orissa, India
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 63:554-60. 2010
    ....
  24. ncbi Immediate active mobilization versus immobilization for opposition tendon transfer in the hand
    Santosh Rath
    LEPRA HOINA Leprosy Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Muniguda, Orissa, India
    J Hand Surg Am 31:754-9. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that immediate postoperative active mobilization of the hand after opposition tendon transfer will achieve outcomes similar to those of the standard practice of cast immobilization...
  25. ncbi Compression with or without early ambulation in the prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome: a systematic review
    A D Giannoukas
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Larissa, University of Thessaly Medical School, Larissa, Greece
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 32:217-21. 2006
    The aim of this study was to assess whether there is enough evidence to suggest that compression with or without early ambulation after proximal DVT reduces the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
  26. ncbi Transforming ICU culture to facilitate early mobility
    Ramona O Hopkins
    Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, LDS Hospital, Eighth Avenue and C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84143, USA
    Crit Care Clin 23:81-96. 2007
    ..Involvement of front-line staff in early mobility and other components of the care process model resulted in the development of a culture of safety and teamwork...
  27. pmc Activity in the chronically critically ill
    Chris Winkelman
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Dimens Crit Care Nurs 24:281-90. 2005
    ..This study provides information for investigators and practitioners who are interested in measuring or implementing therapeutic activity in selected critically ill adults...
  28. ncbi Safety issues that should be considered when mobilizing critically ill patients
    Kathy Stiller
    Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Crit Care Clin 23:35-53. 2007
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  29. ncbi The marked reduction in mixed venous oxygen saturation during early mobilization after cardiac surgery: the effect of posture or exercise?
    Idar Kirkeby-Garstad
    Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care, St Olav University Hospital, Hans Nissens gt 3, N 7018 Trondheim, Norway
    Anesth Analg 102:1609-16. 2006
    ..The response to postural change and exercise was altered after surgery and may both contribute to the reduction in Svo2 during postoperative mobilization...
  30. ncbi Colonic surgery with accelerated rehabilitation or conventional care
    Linda Basse
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology 435, Hvidovre University Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Denmark
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:271-7; discussion 277-8. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the postoperative outcome after colonic resection with conventional care compared with fast-track multimodal rehabilitation...
  31. ncbi [Postoperative ileus. Pathophysiology and prevention]
    J Köninger
    Abteilung für Allgemein, Viszeral und Unfallchirurgie, Chirurgische Klinik, Universitat Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, 69120 Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Chirurg 77:904-12. 2006
    ..In the present article we discuss possible variables influencing this disease. Furthermore, means of prevention and therapeutic strategies for postoperative ileus are briefly presented...
  32. ncbi Early oral feeding should be resumed following the resolution of gastric ileus
    Akira Tsunoda
    Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 52:775-9. 2005
    ..The main aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of early mobilization and early feeding following the resolution of gastric ileus in patients who have elective open colonic surgery...
  33. ncbi Cryo/Cuff compared to epidural anesthesia after knee unicompartmental arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized and controlled study of 60 patients with a 6-week follow-up
    Anneli Holmström
    Centre for Research and Development, Uppsala University Gävleborg, Sweden
    J Arthroplasty 20:316-21. 2005
    ..Based on the results of this study, Cryo/Cuff seems to be a rational, effective, risk-free, and well-tolerated alternative to EDA to reduce pain and morphine after unicondylar knee arthroplasty...
  34. ncbi ["Fast-track" colonic surgery-first experience with a clinical procedure for accelerating postoperative recovery]
    W Schwenk
    Universitätsklinik für Allgemein, Viszeral, Gefäss und Thoraxchirurgie, Medizinische Fakultat der Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin
    Chirurg 75:508-14. 2004
    ....
  35. ncbi Immediate mobilisation in acute vein thrombosis reduces post-thrombotic syndrome
    H Partsch
    Department of Dermatology, Wilhelminen Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    Int Angiol 23:206-12. 2004
    ..To investigate the effect of compression and immediate ambulation in the acute stage of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on the development of postthrombotic syndrome (PTS)...
  36. ncbi Convalescence after colonic resection with fast-track versus conventional care
    D Hjort Jakobsen
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark
    Scand J Surg 93:24-8. 2004
    ..Multi-modal rehabilitation programmes may improve early postoperative body composition, pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and reduce hospital stay. So far, no data are available on convalescence after discharge...
  37. ncbi Initial experience with a multimodal enhanced recovery programme in patients undergoing liver resection
    R M van Dam
    Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 95:969-75. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the benefit of an ERAS programme for patients undergoing liver resection...
  38. ncbi [A small number of patient characteristics influence the length of hospital stay after total hip and knee arthroplasty]
    Henrik Husted
    H S Hvidovre Hospital, ortopaedkirurgisk afdeling
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:3197-201. 2004
  39. ncbi Balanced analgesia after hysterectomy: the effect on outcomes
    Sarah E Newton
    Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA
    Medsurg Nurs 13:176-80, 199. 2004
    ..Researchers compared post-hysterectomy patients who received balanced analgesia with those who received only morphine patient-controlled analgesia, and their relationship with pain scores, ambulation, and hospital length of stay...
  40. ncbi [Reduced length of hospital stay after total hip and knee arthroplasty without increased utilization of other resources]
    Henrik Husted
    H S Hvidovre Hospital, ortopaedkirurgisk afdeling
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:3194-7. 2004
  41. ncbi REVIEW: Fast-Tracking Cardiac Surgery
    Ravi U Pande
    Department of Surgery, Buffalo General Hospital at Kaleida Health, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 6:244-8. 2003
    ..procedures, early extubation, rewarming and sustained postoperative normothermia, postoperative pain control, early ambulation, alimentation and discharge, and follow-up after discharge...
  42. ncbi When can the patient with deep venous thrombosis begin to ambulate?
    Dana Aldrich
    The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, 1333 Moursund, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Phys Ther 84:268-73. 2004
  43. ncbi Venous thromboembolism in radical prostatectomy: is heparinoid prophylaxis warranted?
    Madhusudan P Koya
    Department of Urology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    BJU Int 96:1019-21. 2005
    ..To review the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) and evaluate the need for heparinoid prophylaxis as opposed to mechanical compression devices after RRP...
  44. ncbi Fast-track surgery in infants and children
    Marc Reismann
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hanover Medical School, 30625 Hanover, Germany
    J Pediatr Surg 42:234-8. 2007
    ..Fast-track surgery is not well established for infants and children. The aim of our prospective study was to investigate the feasibility of fast-track concepts for pediatric surgical procedures including laparoscopic techniques...
  45. ncbi Randomized controlled trial of topical hemostasis pad use for achieving vascular hemostasis following percutaneous coronary intervention
    Nhan Nguyen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 69:801-7. 2007
    ..We conducted a randomized trial to determine the efficacy of two topical hemostasis pads in promoting vascular hemostasis following PCI, and to assess the appropriate level of anticoagulation for sheath removal...
  46. ncbi Joint surgery: paving the way a smooth recovery
    Bernice Howell
    Allegheny Orthopedic Associates at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh
    RN 70:32-4, 36-7; quiz 38. 2007
  47. ncbi The quantity of early upright mobilisation performed following upper abdominal surgery is low: an observational study
    Laura Browning
    Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, 3011, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 53:47-52. 2007
    ..is performed in the first four days following upper abdominal surgery? In what part of the day is the greatest uptime achieved? Is length of stay related to uptime? Is there any difference in uptime in terms of postoperative factors?..
  48. pmc Two thousand transhiatal esophagectomies: changing trends, lessons learned
    Mark B Orringer
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Ann Surg 246:363-72; discussion 372-4. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to review the authors' 30-year experience with THE and changing trends in its use...
  49. ncbi External fixation of intertrochanteric fractures in elderly high-risk patients
    Kostas Kazakos
    Orthopaedic Clinic, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
    Acta Orthop Belg 73:44-8. 2007
    ..4% at 12 months, which contrasts favourably with other types of treatment. External fixation with this device can be used successfully for the treatment of elderly high-risk patients with intertrochanteric fractures...
  50. ncbi "Fast-track" rehabilitation after colonic surgery in elderly patients--is it feasible?
    M Scharfenberg
    Klinik fUr Allgemein, Visceral, Gefaess, und Thoraxchirurgie, Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Campus Mitte, Chariteplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:1469-74. 2007
    ..Elderly patients may especially profit from this multi-modal peri-operative treatment including enforced early mobilisation and oral nutrition...
  51. pmc A prospective randomized controlled trial of multimodal perioperative management protocol in patients undergoing elective colorectal resection for cancer
    Chun Kheng Khoo
    Department of Surgery, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust, Taunton, UK
    Ann Surg 245:867-72. 2007
    ..A prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) of multimodal perioperative management protocol in patients undergoing elective colorectal resection for cancer...
  52. ncbi [The physically-inactive surgical patient]
    Michael Kjaer
    Bispebjerg Hospital, Medicinsk Center, Institut for Idraetsmedicin
    Ugeskr Laeger 168:4322-4. 2006
    ..Knowledge regarding the potential effect of preoperative physical activity is sparse...
  53. ncbi Postoperative benefits of intrathecal injection for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
    Deborah E Napier
    Outcomes Management Department, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
    Orthop Nurs 26:374-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of the study was to compare postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing total knee replacement via general anesthesia with patients receiving an intrathecal injection for anesthesia...
  54. ncbi Evidence-based perianesthesia care: accelerated postoperative recovery programs
    Chris Pasero
    Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:168-76. 2006
    ..These programs require a multidisciplinary, coordinated effort, and nurses are essential to their successful implementation...
  55. ncbi Preventing vascular complications after gastric bypass
    Melody S Heffline
    Vascular Surgery and Anticoagulation Clinic, Southern Surgical Group, West Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    J Vasc Nurs 24:50-4; quiz 55. 2006
    ..3%. Further studies are needed to determine the full benefit of this type of program and whether the improvements gained were related to the use of warfarin (Coumadin)...
  56. ncbi Self-reported functional outcome after primary total hip replacement treated with two different periopera-tive regimes: a follow-up study involving 61 patients
    Mette K Petersen
    Department of Orthopedics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Acta Orthop 79:160-7. 2008
    ..We assessed the effect of optimization of perioperative care during admission on self-reported functional outcome, and compared patient status 6 months after THR with an age-matched healthy cohort...
  57. ncbi ["Fast-track" rehabilitation in thoracic surgery. First experiences with a multimodal, interdisciplinary, and proven perioperative treatment course]
    J I Gregor
    Universitätsklinik für Allgemein, Visceral, Gefäss und Thoraxchirurgie, Charite Campus Mitte, Chariteplatz 1, Berlin, Germany
    Chirurg 79:657-64. 2008
    ..Of its use in thoracic surgery however, almost no data exist and the relevance of this concept for pulmonary operations is unknown...
  58. ncbi [Minimally invasive implantation in unicondylar arthroplasty]
    R Hube
    Orthopädische Chirurgie, OCM Klinik GmbH, Steiner Strasse 6, 81369, Munchen, Germany
    Orthopade 36:1093-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, the minimally invasive unicompartmental knee arthroplasty is a sensible alternative to other options...
  59. ncbi Mobilization versus immobilization in the treatment of acute proximal deep venous thrombosis: a prospective, randomized, open, multicentre trial
    Michael Junger
    Clinic and Policlinic for Dermatology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Curr Med Res Opin 22:593-602. 2006
    ..This study was performed in order to compare outcome of mobilization against 5 days of strict bed rest in patients with acute proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT)...
  60. ncbi Rapid ambulation after coronary angiography via femoral artery access: a prospective study of 1,000 patients
    Scott Gall
    Cardiology Department, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    J Invasive Cardiol 18:106-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of a 90-minute bed rest protocol for patients undergoing elective 6 Fr coronary angiography via the femoral artery...
  61. ncbi [Accelerated course after operation for ovarian cancer]
    Charlotte Iben Marx
    H S Rigshospitalet, Juliane Marie Centret, Gynaekologisk Klinik, Enhed for Kirurgisk Patofysiologi og Anaestesiafdelingen, København Ø
    Ugeskr Laeger 168:1533-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a similar fast track regimen in patients operated for ovarian cancer...
  62. ncbi Early mobilization after pacemaker implantation
    Gennaro Miracapillo
    Division of Cardiology, Misericordia Hospital, Grosseto, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:197-202. 2006
    ..In the present study, we tested a new protocol concerning the mobilization of patients 3 h after receiving a single or a dual-chamber pacemaker...
  63. ncbi [Pararectal mini-incision for strictly retroperitoneal nephrectomy in living kidney donation]
    A A Schnitzbauer
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Chirurgie, Universitat, Franz Josef Strauss Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg
    Urologe A 45:1170-5. 2006
    ..In this study we present the technique of a strictly retroperitoneal donor nephrectomy via a pararectal mini-incision...
  64. ncbi Influence of bright light therapy on postoperative patients: a pilot study
    Toyoe Taguchi
    School of Nursing Science, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto 629 0392, Japan
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 23:289-97. 2007
    ..Bright light therapy may reduce the rate of postoperative delirium and make early ambulation possible. However, our study involved a very small sample size...
  65. ncbi [Relevance of wound drainage in total knee arthroplasty--a prospective comparative study]
    A Martin
    Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Innsbruck, Landeskrankenhaus Feldkirch, Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie, Feldkirch, Austria
    Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 142:46-50. 2004
    ..The benefits of postoperative wound drainage in patients with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with regards to mobilisation and wound healing were studied. We wanted to determine the efficacy of an autologous blood retransfusion system...
  66. ncbi Comparison of costs and safety of a suture-mediated closure device with conventional manual compression after coronary artery interventions
    Hans Rickli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 57:297-302. 2002
    ..Suture-mediated closure allows a reduction in hospitalization time, leading to significant cost savings due to decreased personnel and infrastructural demands. In addition, the use of SMC is safe and convenient to the patients...
  67. ncbi Clinical effectiveness of the Prostar XL suture-mediated percutaneous vascular closure device following PCI: results of the Perclose AcceleRated Ambulation and DISchargE (PARADISE) Trial
    Kenya Nasu
    The Department of Cardiology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, 1 3 3 Nakamichi Higashinari Osaka City, Osaka, Japan
    J Invasive Cardiol 15:251-6. 2003
    ..However, the ooze of blood from the puncture site incision requires relatively longer time to ambulation...
  68. ncbi Awake coronary artery bypass grafting: utopia or reality?
    Tayfun Aybek
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1165-70. 2003
    ..We compared our first results of the ACAB procedure with the conventional OPCAB operation...
  69. ncbi Could deep vein thrombosis be safely treated at home?
    P Labas
    1st Department of Surgery, University Hospital Bratislava, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Bratisl Lek Listy 102:458-61. 2001
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to analyse the group of patients with DVT (deep vein thrombosis) treated at home with LMWH (low-molecular weight heparin), compression, intensive mobilization...
  70. ncbi [Accelerated recovery program after hip fracture surgery]
    Sten Rasmussen
    ortopaedkirurgisk afdeling, Vejle Sygehus, DK 7300 Vejle
    Ugeskr Laeger 165:29-33. 2002
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the results of a well-defined rehabilitation programme after hip fracture...
  71. ncbi Thoracic epidural anesthesia for cardiac surgery: the effects on tracheal intubation time and length of hospital stay
    Mark C Priestley
    Department of Anaesthesia, Westmead Hospital, Westmead NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Anesth Analg 94:275-82, table of contents. 2002
    ..No significant TEA-related complications occurred. In summary, TEA provided better analgesia and allowed earlier tracheal extubation but did not reduce the length of hospital stay after coronary artery surgery...
  72. ncbi Pain intensity and postoperative pulmonary complications among the elderly after abdominal surgery
    Roberta A Shea
    Indiana University School of Nursing, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Heart Lung 31:440-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether postoperative pain intensity differs between elderly abdominal surgery patients in whom postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) develop and those in whom they do not...
  73. ncbi Prospective analysis of endoscopic vein harvesting
    A N Patel
    Department of Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, 3500 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75246, USA
    Am J Surg 182:716-9. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Endoscopic vein harvesting results in significantly fewer wound complications, decrease in days to ambulation, and the total length of stay. EVH is superior to BVH in patients undergoing CABG...
  74. pmc Low agreement for assessing the risk of postoperative deep venous thrombosis when deciding prophylaxis strategies: a study using clinical vignettes
    Martin O'Flaherty
    Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Universitario Austral
    BMC Health Serv Res 2:16. 2002
    ..However, the physician risk estimates of DVT could have little inter-observer reproducibility, which could lead to different individual prophylaxis practices...
  75. ncbi Enforced mobilization, early oral feeding, and balanced analgesia improve convalescence after colorectal surgery
    M G Henriksen
    Department of Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Nutrition 18:147-52. 2002
    ..A postoperative regimen using a multimodal approach with enforced mobilization and early oral nutrition has been reported to improve convalescence but has not been compared with other postoperative regimens...
  76. ncbi Comparison of the QuickSeal Femoral Arterial Closure System with manual compression following diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures
    Jay S Yadav
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk F25, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:1463-6, A6. 2003
  77. ncbi The day of discharge after total hip arthroplasty and the achievement of rehabilitation functional milestones: 11-year trends
    S B Ganz
    Department of Rehabilitation, Center for Clinical Outcomes Research, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York 10021, USA
    J Arthroplasty 18:453-7. 2003
    ..3 days. In general, women stayed longer than men, but this gap had nearly disappeared by 2000. The patients discharged in 2000 achieved fewer functional milestones during their hospital stay than those discharged in 1990...
  78. ncbi Safety of a clinical surveillance protocol with 3- and 6-week warfarin prophylaxis after total joint arthroplasty
    W M Goldstein
    Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Desplaines 60016, USA
    Orthopedics 24:651-4. 2001
    ..No patient developed a fatal pulmonary embolism or postphlebitic syndrome. This prophylaxis protocol is an efficient and cost-effective method for the prevention of significant events after surgery...
  79. ncbi Accelerated postoperative recovery programme after colonic resection improves physical performance, pulmonary function and body composition
    L Basse
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark
    Br J Surg 89:446-53. 2002
    ..Multimodal rehabilitation with epidural analgesia, early oral feeding, mobilization and laxative use after colonic resection has reduced ileus and hospital stay...
  80. ncbi External fixation of displaced femoral shaft fractures in children: a consecutive study of 98 fractures
    Hanne Hedin
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Falun Hospital, Sweden
    J Orthop Trauma 17:250-6. 2003
    ..To evaluate unilateral external fixation when applied as the standard treatment of children with displaced femoral shaft fractures...
  81. ncbi [Motor function during patient-controlled analgesia via a lumbar epidural catheter after major abdominal surgery. Ropivacaine-sufentanil vs. bupivacaine-sufentanil]
    L H J Eberhart
    Universitätsklinik für Anästhesie und Intensivtherapie Philipps Universität Marburg
    Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 37:216-21. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate postoperative motoric impairment during patient-controlled analgesia after major abdominal surgery with ropivacaine-sufentanil and bupivacaine-sufentanil via a lumbar epidural catheter...
  82. ncbi Functional outcome of thoracolumbar burst fractures managed with hyperextension casting or bracing and early mobilization
    G H Chow
    Lakewood Orthopaedic Clinic, Colorado, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:2170-5. 1996
    ..study to review the results of unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures managed with casting or bracing and early ambulation in neurologically healthy patients...
  83. ncbi Biomechanical comparison of hallux valgus correction using the proximal chevron osteotomy fixed with a medial locking plate and the Ludloff osteotomy fixed with two screws
    Aaron T Scott
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27103, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 25:271-6. 2010
    ..The ideal osteotomy has yet to be defined, but should inherently limit the incidence of dorsal malunion and allow for early ambulation. The present study evaluates the mechanical integrity of two popular first metatarsal osteotomies.
  84. ncbi Prevention, early detection, and management of complications after 328 consecutive extrapleural pneumonectomies
    David J Sugarbaker
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 128:138-46. 2004
    ..Complications after extrapleural pneumonectomy were further analyzed to elucidate means of prevention, early detection, and treatment...
  85. ncbi Safe total corporal contouring with large-volume liposuction for the obese patient
    Lakshyajit D Dhami
    Nanavati Hospital and Vasudhan Arjin Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, C 212, Lancelot, S V Road, Borivali West, Mumbai 400 092, India
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 30:574-88. 2006
    ..8%). Minor recontouring touch-ups were requested in 17 of 296 cases (5.7%). Early ambulation was encouraged for mobilization of third-space fluid shifts to expedite recovery and to prevent deep vein ..
  86. ncbi Coronary angiography using 4 or 6 French diagnostic catheters: a prospective, randomized study
    T Lefevre
    Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, 6, Avenue du Noyer Lambert, 91300, Massy, France
    J Invasive Cardiol 13:674-7. 2001
    ..progressively decreased in order to reduce complications (particularly access-site complications) and permit early ambulation after coronary angiography...
  87. ncbi Effect of a closure device on complication rates in high-local-risk patients: results of a randomized multicenter trial
    Bernard Chevalier
    Centre Cardiologique du Nord, Saint Denis, France
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 58:285-91. 2003
    ..devices have proven their efficacy in obtaining immediate hemostasis after sheath removal, in allowing early ambulation, and in improving patient comfort...
  88. ncbi Clinical outcomes and cost analysis of a "fast track" postoperative care pathway for ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: a case control study
    Yehuda Kariv
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:137-46. 2007
    ..Fast track rehabilitation programs reduce stay, but there are concerns that readmission and complication rates may be increased. This study evaluated a fast track pathway after ileoanal pouch surgery...
  89. ncbi Preoperative placement of retreivable inferior vena cava filters in bariatric surgery
    Denis Halmi
    Virginia Weight Loss Surgery Center, Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:602-5. 2007
    ..In conjunction with pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis, lower extremity pneumatic compression devices, and early ambulation, preoperative placement of a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter may reduce the risk of ..
  90. ncbi Fast tracking after Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 126:1187-94. 2004
    ..We streamlined our care using an algorithm for the postoperative care of patients who undergo Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy to try to reduce hospital stay to 7 days and maintain safety and patient satisfaction...
  91. ncbi Secretion management in the mechanically ventilated patient
    Richard D Branson
    Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0558, USA
    Respir Care 52:1328-42; discussion 1342-7. 2007
    ..b>Early ambulation of the post-surgical patient and routine turning of the ventilated patient are common secretion-management ..
  92. ncbi The effect of changing position and early ambulation after cardiac catheterization on patients' outcomes: a single-blind randomized controlled trial
    Morteza Rezaei-Adaryani
    Department of Nursing, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Ghotbe Ravandi highway, Kashan, Iran
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:1047-53. 2009
    ..In order to minimize the post-procedure complications, patients are restricted to prolonged bed rest that is always accompanied by fatigue and discomfort...
  93. pmc Liposuction
    Lakshyajit D Dhami
    Laser, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeon, Vasudhan Arjin Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, Mumbai, India
    Indian J Plast Surg 41:S27-40. 2008
    ..Minor re-contouring touch ups were requested in 5% cases. Early ambulation was encouraged for mobilization of third space fluid shifts to expedite recovery and to prevent deep vein ..
  94. ncbi Preoperative multiple-injection thoracic paravertebral blocks reduce postoperative pain and analgesic requirements after video-assisted thoracic surgery
    Fatma Nur Kaya
    Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 20:639-43. 2006
    The hypothesis was tested that preoperative multiple-injection thoracic paravertebral blocks reduce opioid requirements and promote early ambulation after video-assisted thoracic surgery procedures.
  95. ncbi The contributions of Usher and others to the elimination of tension from groin herniorrhaphy
    Raymond C Read
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Hernia 9:208-11. 2005
    ..Patt (1967) envisaged its application to primary hernia. Reis (1899) introduced early ambulation. However, it was not until Leithauser (1943), Blodgett (1946), and others showed immediate rising accelerated ..
  96. ncbi Pulmonary embolism after major abdominal surgery in gynecologic oncology
    Martin A Martino
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:666-71. 2006
    ..To estimate the incidence and prognostic significance of postoperative pulmonary embolism after gynecologic oncology surgery...
  97. ncbi Efficacy of ketorolac in lieu of narcotics in the operative management of laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity
    Ramasamy Govindarajan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:530-5; discussion 535-6. 2005
    ..of protective airway reflexes, freedom from pain, ability to cooperate with respiratory physical therapy, early ambulation and discharge from the postanesthesia care unit (PACU), coupled with a stable intraoperative environment have ..
  98. ncbi Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair: complications-how to avoid and handle
    K A LeBlanc
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute Inc, 7777 Hennessy Blvd Suite 507, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
    Hernia 8:323-31. 2004
    ..Similarly, ileus is expected when there is significant bowel dissection and bleeding. Early ambulation and standard use of postoperative bowel care will aid in the treatment of this problem...
  99. ncbi Gastrointestinal tract recovery in patients undergoing bowel resection: results of a randomized trial of alvimopan and placebo with a standardized accelerated postoperative care pathway
    Kirk Ludwig
    Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Arch Surg 143:1098-105. 2008
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  100. ncbi Walking with labor epidural analgesia: the impact of bupivacaine concentration and a lidocaine-epinephrine test dose
    S E Cohen
    Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305, USA
    Anesthesiology 92:387-92. 2000
    ..This study evaluated the influence of bupivacaine bolus concentration and a 3-ml 1.5% lidocaine-epinephrine test dose, on analgesic effectiveness and the ability to walk after block placement...
  101. pmc Cost-effectiveness of microendoscopic discectomy versus conventional open discectomy in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation: a prospective randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN51857546]
    Mark P Arts
    Department of Neurosurgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:42. 2006
    ..Reduced tissue trauma allows early ambulation, short hospital stay and quick resumption of daily activities...

Research Grants8

  1. Supplementing Relaxation & Music for Postoperative Pain
    Marion Good; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Knowledge of the effects of patient teaching and non-invasive methods to reduce post-operative pain, stress, and immune function may facilitate postoperative recovery with lower health-care cost. ..
  2. Strategies for Improving Sedation Outcomes in the ICU
    JOHN KRESS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Local Warming: Effects on Wound Infection and Healing
    JoAnne Whitney; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..2.3. Perfusion (BF) in the surgical incision on postoperative days 3, 5 and 9 using Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF). ..
  4. Obesity and Surgical Outcomes
    Jeffrey H Silber; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..obese as compared to non-obese patients, such as: control of serum glucose, use of preoperative antibiotics, early ambulation, and epidural analgesia;and (3) Determine whether there are differences or disparities in the care of obese ..
  5. Dose of Early Therapeutic Mobility: Does Type or Frequency of Activity Matter?
    Chris Winkelman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study is a preliminary step in the investigation of the optimal "dose" of ETM activity in mechanically ventilated patients and has the potential to improve recovery from critical illness. ..
  6. CANCER AND LEUKEMIA GROUP B
    David Sugarbaker; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Three stages of group development are described: (1) surgeon recruitment phase; (2) patient recruitment phase (educational activities about adjuvant therapy trials. etc.); and (3) protocol development phase (intellectual activities). ..
  7. The 3 Cohort Study of Hip Fracture Functional Outcomes
    Albert Siu; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The methodologies we propose to develop and test has wide applicability to other clinical problems of aging where functional status is an important outcome and mortality is also high. ..
  8. Patient-Oriented Research in Aging
    Albert Siu; Fiscal Year: 2008
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