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Guideline: Guidelines for Enhanced Recovery After Colon and Rectal Surgery

Contemporary colorectal surgery is often associated with long length of stay (8 days for open surgery and 5 days for laparoscopic surgery), high cost, and rates of surgical site infection approaching 20%. During the hospital stay for elective colorectal surgery, the incidence of perioperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) may be as high as 80% in patients with certain risk factors. After discharge from colorectal surgery, readmission rates have been noted as high as 35.4%.An enhanced recovery protocol (ERP) is a set of standardized perioperative procedures and practices that is applied to all patients undergoing a given elective surgery. In general, these protocols are not intended for emergent cases, but components of them certainly could apply to the emergent/urgent patient. Also known as fast-track protocols or enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols, the content of these specific protocols may vary significantly, but all are designed as a means to improve patient outcomes. Outcomes of interest to patients and providers include freedom from nausea, freedom from pain at rest, early return of bowel function, improved wound healing, and early hospital discharge. Although numerous perioperative protocols currently exist, this clinical practice guideline will evaluate the strength of evidence in support of measures to improve patient recovery after elective colon and rectal resections.

Page: Quality Improvement Project (QIP) Awards

The Quality Improvement Project Awards are open to all current & eligible SAGES Candidate members (residents and fellows). Candidates are encouraged to submit reports of quality improvement projects related to gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. Reports should describe the quality improvement intervention, its rationale, the results of the intervention, and lessons learned. The proposals will be […]

Page: Career Development Award

Career Development Award (CDA) The SAGES Career Development Award will be conducted biennially. Applications for this award will open during the Fall of 2017 for the 2018-2019 cycle, in the amount of $60,000. Those who were eligible to apply for this award during the 2017-2018 year will still be eligible to apply during the Fall […]

Page: Robotic Surgery Research Grants

Purposes & Guidelines The SAGES Robotic Surgery Research Grants are open to any principal investigator who is a current SAGES member, including Candidate Members. Please read all the guidelines carefully. SAGES would like to especially encourage grant funding to young investigators/candidate members in the hopes that funding through SAGES will lead to additional extramural funding. […]

Page: Research Grants

Purposes & Guidelines The SAGES Research Awards are open to any principal investigator who is a current SAGES member, including Candidate Members. Please read all the guidelines carefully. SAGES would like to especially encourage grant funding to young investigators/candidate members in the hopes that funding through SAGES will lead to additional extramural funding. Awards are […]

Page: Research Opportunities

SAGES Research Grants Description: The SAGES Research Awards are open to any principal investigator who is a current SAGES member, including Candidate Members. Please read all the guidelines carefully. SAGES would like to especially encourage grant funding to young investigators/candidate members in the hopes that funding through SAGES will lead to additional extramural funding. Awards […]

Video: Accidental Fish Bone Ingestion Masquerading as Acute Abdomen

Video donated to SAGES by Anil Khetarpal Khetarpal Hospital http://www.khetarpalhospital.com/ (This video has no audio) A 48 years old female patient presented with complaints of severe abdominal pain since 5 days. There was no history of associated nausea or vomiting, fever or altered in bowel habits. On examination patient had tenderness and guarding localized to […]

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Page: Request For Proposal: Organization Wide Learning System

  OVERVIEW Software development firms are invited to submit a proposal, in accordance with the attached Request for Proposal (RFP), to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) for the development of a web-based Organization Wide Learning System (OWLS). SAGES mission is to improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, […]

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