Elzbieta Walewska

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Malnourished surgical patients are supposed to benefit from perioperative nutrition. It is unclear, however, whether enteral intervention really surpasses the parenteral one, and whether the modification of standard formula matters. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical value of the route and type of perioperative nutritional(More)
BACKGROUND & AIM The immunomodulating enteral diets are intended to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications in surgical patients. The aim of the study was to assess the clinical effect of such nutrition. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between June 2004 and September 2007 196 well-nourished patients undergoing resection for pancreatic and gastric cancer(More)
BACKGROUND & AIM The immunomodulating nutrition was supposed to reduce the incidence of complications in surgical patients, but many authors have questioned its value recently. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of enteral immunonutrition in postoperative period. METHODS Between January 2003 and December 2009, 305 malnourished patients (123 F,(More)
Despite progress in surgical techniques and perioperative care, gastrectomy remains a procedure of significant morbidity. Several scoring systems and clinical measures have been adopted to predict postoperative complications in gastric cancer patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether high serum levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6) in the early(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether the postoperative use of enteral nutrition enriched with arginine, glutamine, and omega-3 fatty acids influences survival in patients diagnosed with stomach cancer. For the purpose of the study, the second wave of the trial performed in 2003 to 2009 was done. METHODS Ninety-nine patients who(More)
UNLABELLED The operative injury affects the immune system what results in cytokine production--mediators of immune response. Intensity of this reaction depends on the extent of surgery, the time of procedure and actual status of the immune system. In gastric cancer patients malnutrition is diagnosed in as much as 60-80% and increases postoperative(More)