Perioperative nutritional support.

  title={Perioperative nutritional support.},
  author={Lee M. Ellis and Edward M. Copeland and Wiley W. Souba},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={71 3},
In selected malnourished patients, perioperative nutritional support can decrease the morbidity and mortality rates associated with major surgical procedures. Preoperative nutritional support should be delivered via the gastrointestinal tract whenever feasible, generally in the form of enteral diets, which can be given via a feeding tube or as a dietary… CONTINUE READING