Gut function and immune and inflammatory responses in patients perioperatively fed with supplemented enteral formulas.

@article{Braga1996GutFA,
  title={Gut function and immune and inflammatory responses in patients perioperatively fed with supplemented enteral formulas.},
  author={M. Braga and Luca Gianotti and Andrea Cestari and Andrea Vignali and Fabio Pellegatta and Alessia Dolci and Valerio Di Carlo},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={131 12},
  pages={
          1257-64; discussion 1264-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if the perioperative administration of a supplemented enteral formula modulates selective inflammatory and immune variables and gut function after surgery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind, clinical trial. SETTING Department of surgery, university hospital. PATIENTS Forty patients with neoplasm of the colorectum or stomach. INTERVENTION Seven days before surgery, the patients drank 1 L/d of a control enteral formula (n = 20) or the same formula enriched… CONTINUE READING
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