Thomas Deska

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BACKGROUND The clinical safety and the uptake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) into the serum phospholipids and erythrocyte membranes after administration of fish-oil-supplemented parenteral nutrition (PN) was investigated in colorectal surgical patients. METHODS Forty patients undergoing colorectal surgery (n = 40) and with an indication for(More)
Surgery is the last resort for patients suffering from severe fecal incontinence. The armamentarium of surgical options for this condition has increased impressively during the last decade. Nevertheless, this fact seems to make neither patients nor surgeons feel more comfortable. Treatment of fecal incontinence still remains a challenge to modern medicine(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Postoperative early enteral gut feeding with conditionally indispensable pharmaconutrients can contribute to minimize trauma-induced gut damage. Aim of this pilot study was the evaluation of metabolic effects and gastrointestinal tolerance of a new enteral supplement. METHODS In a prospective open clinical trial, 20 cancer patients(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical safety and the uptake of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) into the serum phospholipids and erythrocyte membranes after administration of fish-oil-supplemented parenteral nutrition (PN) was investigated in colorectal surgical patients. METHODS Forty patients undergoing colorectal surgery (n = 40) and with an indication for PN(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in severely traumatised patients with enteral nutrition using the fecal elastase-1 concentration. METHODS The fecal elastase-1 levels of critically ill patients after major trauma (n=18) were determined in a prospective study. Early enteral nutrition was started with a high molecular diet via a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There are only incomplete data about exocrine pancreatic function after major gastrointestinal surgery. Early enteral nutrition with high-molecular diets is increasingly administered to these patients. A knowledge of exocrine secretion of the pancreas is crucial, because pancreatic enzymes are needed for the adsorption of the(More)
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