Early postoperative glutamine-supplemented parenteral nutrition versus enteral immunonutrition in cancer patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgery.

@article{Alivizatos2005EarlyPG,
  title={Early postoperative glutamine-supplemented parenteral nutrition versus enteral immunonutrition in cancer patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgery.},
  author={Vassilos Alivizatos and Panagiotis Athanasopoulos and Nikolaos K Makris and Nikolaos Karageorgos},
  journal={Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={119-22}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine whether the type of postoperative feeding, glutamine-supplemented parenteral nutrition or enteral immunonutrition, can modify morbidity and outcome in malnourished cancer patients undergoing major surgery in the gastrointestinal tract. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-nine consecutive malnourished patients undergoing major elective surgery for carcinoma of the stomach (n=8), pancreas (n=8), liver (n=1), and colon (n=12), were randomly assigned to… CONTINUE READING

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