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Homebased pre- and postoperative exercise on recovery after colorectal cancer surgery (PHYSSURG-C). A randomized clinical trial.

Onerup A, Andersson J, Angenete E, Bock D, Börjesson M, Ehrencrona C et al.

Ann Surg 2022; 275: 448-455.

The intervention was physical activity for two weeks before and four weeks after surgery. After four weeks there was no demonstrable improvement in recovery in this study that included 761 randomized patients.

Comment: this model of prehabilitation was not effective in this patient group.

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