Background: To explore the application effect of accelerated rehabilitation surgery on laparoscopic radical gastrectomy cancer for patients aged ≥70 years.
Methods: Retrospective analysis of 120 aged ≥70 patients’ clinical data undergoing laparoscopic radical gastrectomy in our hospital from January 2017 to December 2018, which were divided into accelerated rehabilitation group (n = 73) and control group (n = 47). By comparing the postoperative clinical data of the two groups, we explored the application effect of accelerated rehabilitation surgery on laparoscopic radical gastrectomy cancer for patients aged ≥70 years.
Results: Compared with the control group, the first time to get out of bed (2.1 ± 0.9 days vs 3.8 ± 1.5 days, P<0.01), the first exhaust time (3.2 ± 0.8 days vs 3.9 ± 1.2 days, P<0.01) and the first time to eat liquid food after surgery (1.8 ± 0.9 days vs 3.2 ± 1.3 days, P<0.01), and postoperative hospital stay (12.7 ± 4.3 days vs 15.8 ± 6.4 days, P<0.01) in the rehabilitation group were significantly lower. There was no significant difference in the overall postoperative complications between the two groups (P<0.05), however, the complications of pulmonary infection in the accelerated rehabilitation group was significantly lower than that in the control group (1.4% vs 10.6%, P = 0.03).
Conclusions: The application of accelerated rehabilitation surgery concepts and measures after surgery in laparoscopic radical gastrectomy cancer for patients aged ≥70 years can promote early postoperative rehabilitation, reduce postoperative hospital stay, and reduce the incidence of postoperative pulmonary infection complications.