Preoperative oral carbohydrate administration reduces postoperative insulin resistance.

@article{Nygren1998PreoperativeOC,
  title={Preoperative oral carbohydrate administration reduces postoperative insulin resistance.},
  author={Jonas O Nygren and Mattias Soop and Anders Thorell and Suad Efend{\'i}c and K. Sreekumaran Nair and Olle Ljungqvist},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={65-71}
}
UNLABELLED Infusions of carbohydrates before surgery reduce postoperative insulin resistance. We in-vestigated the effects of a carbohydrate drink, given shortly before surgery, on postoperative metabolism. METHOD Insulin sensitivity, glucose turnover ([6,6, 2H2]-D-glucose) and substrate utilization were measured using hyperinsulinemic normoglycemic clamps and indirect calorimetry in two matched groups of patients before and after elective colorectal surgery. The drink group (n = 7) received… CONTINUE READING