Peri-operative nutrition

Y. Ali Abdelhamid, M. J. Chapman, A. M. Deane

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Patients are frequently malnourished or are at risk of malnutrition before surgery. Peri-operative nutritional support can improve their outcomes. This review focuses on new developments in peri-operative nutrition, including: patient preparation and pre-operative fasting; the role of nutritional supplementation; the optimal route and timing of nutrient delivery; and the nutritional management of specific groups including critically ill, obese and elderly patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-18
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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