Early postoperative enteral nutrition with arginine-omega-3 fatty acids and ribonucleic acid-supplemented diet versus placebo in cancer patients: an immunologic evaluation of Impact.

@article{Kemen1995EarlyPE,
  title={Early postoperative enteral nutrition with arginine-omega-3 fatty acids and ribonucleic acid-supplemented diet versus placebo in cancer patients: an immunologic evaluation of Impact.},
  author={Matthias Kemen and Metin Senkal and Heinz Herbert Homann and Achim Mumme and Alain Dauphin and J. Baier and J. Windeler and Hanna Neumann and Volker Zumtobel},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={652-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of early postoperative feeding with a nutritionally complete enteral diet supplemented with the nutrients arginine, ribonucleic acid (RNA), and omega-3 fatty acids on the immune function in patients undergoing surgery for upper gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. SETTING Surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in a German university hospital. PATIENTS Forty-two consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING
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