A prospective, randomized clinical trial on perioperative feeding with an arginine-, omega-3 fatty acid-, and RNA-enriched enteral diet: effect on host response and nutritional status.

@article{Gianotti1999APR,
  title={A prospective, randomized clinical trial on perioperative feeding with an arginine-, omega-3 fatty acid-, and RNA-enriched enteral diet: effect on host response and nutritional status.},
  author={Luca Gianotti and M. Braga and Claudio Fortis and Laura Soldini and Andrea Vignali and Stefania Colombo and Giovanni Radaelli and Valerio Di Carlo},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={314-20}
}
BACKGROUND The use of immune-enhancing enteral diets in the postoperative period has given contrasting results. The purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical study was to evaluate the effect of immunonutrition given perioperatively on cytokine release and nutritional parameters. METHODS Patients with cancer of the stomach or colo-rectum were eligible. Subjects consumed 1 L/d of either a control enteral formula (n = 25; control group) or a formula supplemented with… CONTINUE READING

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