[Significance of preoperative weight loss for perioperative metabolic adaptation and surgical risk in patients with tumors of the upper gastrointestinal tract].

@article{Weimann1992SignificanceOP,
  title={[Significance of preoperative weight loss for perioperative metabolic adaptation and surgical risk in patients with tumors of the upper gastrointestinal tract].},
  author={Arved Weimann and Hans Joachim Meyer and Manfred M{\"u}ller and P Stenkhoff and Johannes Miholi{\'c} and Joachim Jaehne and Oliver Selberg and Rudolf Pichlmayr},
  journal={Langenbecks Archiv fur Chirurgie},
  year={1992},
  volume={377 1},
  pages={45-52}
}
Body composition and energy expenditure were investigated before and 10-14 days after surgery in 44 patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer (23 esophageal and 21 gastric cancer) in order to assess the impact of preoperative weight loss on metabolic adaptation to the surgical trauma and on postoperative complications. Patients were divided in three… CONTINUE READING