A randomized controlled trial comparing a standard postoperative diet with low-volume high-calorie oral supplements following colorectal surgery.

@article{Sharma2013ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial comparing a standard postoperative diet with low-volume high-calorie oral supplements following colorectal surgery.},
  author={Mitesh B Sharma and Shahjahan Wahed and Graham Nelson O'Dair and Lisa Gemmell and Paul J. Hainsworth and Alan F. Horgan},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          885-91
        }
}
AIM Postoperative oral nutritional supplementation is becoming a part of most patient care pathways. This study examined the effects of low-volume high-calorie prescribed supplemental nutrition on patient outcome following elective colorectal surgery. METHOD Patients undergoing elective colorectal resections were randomized to a prescribed nutritional supplementation group (SG) [standard diet + 6 × 60 ml/day of Pro-Cal (60 ml = 200 kcal + 4 g protein)] or conventional postoperative diet group… CONTINUE READING
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