Retrospective Study
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World J Clin Cases. Dec 6, 2021; 9(34): 10530-10539
Published online Dec 6, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i34.10530
Improving rehabilitation and quality of life after percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography drainage with a rapid rehabilitation model
Lu-Lu Xia, Ting Su, Yan Li, Jun-Fang Mao, Qi-Hong Zhang, Yang-Yan Liu
Lu-Lu Xia, Department of General Surgery, Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, China
Ting Su, Department of Emergency, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Linhai 317000, Zhejiang Province, China
Yan Li, Department of Gastroenterology, The Central Hospital of Lishui City, Lishui 323000, Zhejiang Province, China
Yan Li, Jun-Fang Mao, Qi-Hong Zhang, Yang-Yan Liu, Department of Emergency, Zhuji People’s Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Zhuji 311800, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Xia LL and Su T designed the experiment; Li Y drafted the work; Mao JF and Zhang QH collected the data; Liu YY and Xia LL analyzed and interpreted data; Xia LL and Liu YY wrote the article.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital Ethics Committee.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicting interests.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Yang-Yan Liu, BM BCh, Associate Chief Nurse, Department of Emergency, Zhuji People’s Hospital of Zhejiang Province, No. 9 Jianmin Road, Zhuji 311800, Zhejiang Province, China.
Received: August 12, 2021
Peer-review started: August 12, 2021
First decision: September 2, 2021
Revised: September 9, 2021
Accepted: October 12, 2021
Article in press: October 12, 2021
Published online: December 6, 2021
Research background

Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and drainage (PTCD) is an effective way to treat biliary obstruction. However, patients need to keep the drainage tube after they are discharged from the hospital. Enhanced nursing measures can increase the speed of recovery.

Research motivation

The motivation was to improve the recovery of patients after percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography drainage.

Research objectives

The study aimed to evaluate a rapid inpatient rehabilitation model to improve care, rehabilitation time, and patient quality of life after PTCD.

Research methods

A group study was conducted in 118 patients with malignant obstructive jaundice admitted to our hospital between May 2018 and January 2021.

Research results

The length of stay was shorter and the overall recovery level was better in the observation group than that of the control group.

Research conclusions

The rapid rehabilitation model promoted rehabilitation after PTCD, reduced post-PTCD complications, and reduced the tube-related admission rate within 3 mo after PTCD, and improved patient quality of life.

Research perspectives

The rapid recovery model improved recovery after PTCD, improved the patient quality of life, and potentially has broad clinical application.