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June 17, 2020

Prehabilitation vs Postoperative Rehabilitation for Frail Patients

Author Affiliations
  • 1Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science, Hiroshima University, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan
JAMA Surg. Published online June 17, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1804

To the Editor We read the article by Carli et al1 with great interest. The authors conducted a very important study, evaluating the effectiveness of multimodal prehabilitation on 30-day postoperative complications in frail patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection compared with those in patients undergoing postoperative rehabilitation. Unfortunately, their null hypothesis could not be rejected, and we would like to discuss a few issues that potentially affected the results.

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