Effect of early postoperative enteral immunonutrition on wound healing in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer.

@article{Farreras2005EffectOE,
  title={Effect of early postoperative enteral immunonutrition on wound healing in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer.},
  author={N{\'u}ria Farreras and Vicenç Artigas and Daniel Cardona and Xavier R{\'i}us and Manel Tr{\'i}as and Jos{\'e} Alberto Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={55-65}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS One of the most frequent complications in patients with cancer and malnutrition is the surgical wound healing delay or failure. Some studies have shown that arginine improves wound healing in rodents and in healthy human beings. The main objective of this study was to assess the effect of early postoperative enteral immunonutrition on the wound healing process in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer. METHODS Sixty six patients with gastric cancer were randomized to… CONTINUE READING