Total hip arthroplasty and perioperative oral carbohydrate treatment: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial.

@article{Harsten2012TotalHA,
  title={Total hip arthroplasty and perioperative oral carbohydrate treatment: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial.},
  author={Andreas Harsten and Hj{\"o}rtur F Hjartarson and S{\"o}ren Toksvig-Larsen},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={271-4}
}
CONTEXT Perioperative oral carbohydrate intake is beneficial to general surgery patients. Total hip arthroplasty is a common surgical procedure, and even a moderate improvement in patient outcome could have a significant effect on the resources needed for these patients. However, few studies have focused on the effects of carbohydrate intake on orthopaedic patients. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate if perioperative oral carbohydrate intake alters the postoperative course… CONTINUE READING

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