The effects of immediate enteral feeding with a formula containing high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in patients after surgery for esophageal cancer.

@article{Aiko2005TheEO,
  title={The effects of immediate enteral feeding with a formula containing high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in patients after surgery for esophageal cancer.},
  author={Satoshi Aiko and Yutaka Yoshizumi and Shinichi Tsuwano and Masaoki Shimanouchi and Yoshiaki Sugiura and Tadaaki Maehara},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={141-7}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated whether supplementation of enteral nutrition (EN) with omega-3 polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs) affected platelet aggregation, coagulation activity, and inflammatory response in the early stages after esophageal cancer surgery. METHODS Twenty-eight patients with esophageal cancer who underwent the same surgical procedure were selected for this study. All patients received EN, which was started immediately after the operation and was increased to a maximum volume of… CONTINUE READING