Postoperative enteral immunonutrition in head and neck cancer patients.

@article{Riso2000PostoperativeEI,
  title={Postoperative enteral immunonutrition in head and neck cancer patients.},
  author={Stefania De Riso and Paolo Aluffi and M. Brugnani and F Farinetti and Francesco Pia and Federico D'Andrea},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={
          407-12
        }
}
AIMS to determine if postoperative feeding of head and neck cancer patients, using an enteral diet supplemented with arginine, improves immunological and nutritional status, and clinical outcome, i.e., reduces postoperative infectious/wound complications and length of stay, when compared with an isocaloric, isonitrogenous control diet. METHODS at operation 44 patients were randomized into two groups to receive: a) an enriched diet (n=23);b) an isocaloric, isonitrogenous control diet (n=21… CONTINUE READING
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