ESPEN guideline: Clinical nutrition in surgery.

@article{Weimann2017ESPENGC,
  title={ESPEN guideline: Clinical nutrition in surgery.},
  author={Arved Weimann and M. Braga and Francesco Carli and Takashi Higashiguchi and Martin H{\"u}bner and Stanislaw Klek and Alessandro Laviano and Olle Ljungqvist and Dileep N Lobo and Robert G. Martindale and Dan Linetzky Waitzberg and Stephan C. Bischoff and Pierre singer},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2017},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={623-650}
}
Early oral feeding is the preferred mode of nutrition for surgical patients. Avoidance of any nutritional therapy bears the risk of underfeeding during the postoperative course after major surgery. Considering that malnutrition and underfeeding are risk factors for postoperative complications, early enteral feeding is especially relevant for any surgical patient at nutritional risk, especially for those undergoing upper gastrointestinal surgery. The focus of this guideline is to cover… CONTINUE READING