PREHAB: Making patients fit for life-saving surgery
Alison Moore Freelance health journalist
Nurses in Bristol have found their ‘prehabilitation’ exercise plan is helping patients improve their fitness so they can cope with cancer surgery
Patients with upper-gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are often quite unwell by the time they are diagnosed. This means they may not be fit enough to withstand surgery – making them ineligible for what can be a lifesaving intervention.
Nursing Standard. 32, 28, 18-20. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.28.18.s16
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