Benefits of supplementary tube feeding after fractured neck of femur: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Bastow1983BenefitsOS,
  title={Benefits of supplementary tube feeding after fractured neck of femur: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={M D Bastow and Josephine Rawlings and Simon P Allison},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1983},
  volume={287 6405},
  pages={1589-92}
}
A total of 744 elderly women with fractured neck of femur were classified into three groups according to anthropometric measurements on admission: group 1, well nourished; group 2, thin; group 3, very thin. Group 1 ate well and had a low mortality and a short rehabilitation time. The thinner the patients the lower their voluntary food intake, the higher their mortality and the longer their rehabilitation time. A series of 122 patients from groups 2 and 3 were entered postoperatively into a… CONTINUE READING
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