Parenteral nutrition does not improve postoperative recovery from radical cystectomy: results of a prospective randomised trial.

@article{Roth2013ParenteralND,
  title={Parenteral nutrition does not improve postoperative recovery from radical cystectomy: results of a prospective randomised trial.},
  author={Beat Roth and Frederic D Birkhaeuser and Pascal Zehnder and George N Thalmann and Mirjam Huwyler and Fiona C Burkhard and Urs E Studer},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2013},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={475-82}
}
BACKGROUND After radical cystectomy, patients are in a catabolic state because of postoperative stress response, extensive wound healing, and ileus. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether recovery can be improved with total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in patients following extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND), cystectomy, and urinary diversion (UD). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We conducted a prospective, randomised, single-centre study of 157 consecutive cystectomy patients… CONTINUE READING
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