Fit for surgery: An expert panel review on optimising patients prior to surgery, with a particular focus on nutrition

A. Windsor, M. Braga, R. Martindale, P. Buenos, R. Tepaske, L. Kraehenbuehl, A. Weimann

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Abstract

This article represents the views of an international group of surgeons on the need for pre-operative optimisation of patient's nutritional status prior to elective surgery as a means of reducing post-operative infective complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-319
Number of pages5
JournalSurgeon
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

Keywords

  • Elective surgery
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Immunonutrition
  • Immunosuppression
  • Post-operative infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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