Patients requiring perioperative nutritional support

T. Miko Enomoto, Dawn Larson, Robert G. Martindale

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One of the most important factors affecting outcome and recovery from surgical trauma is preoperative nutritional status. Research in perioperative nutritional support has suffered from a lack of consensus as to the definition of malnutrition, no recognition of which nutrients are important to surgical healing, and a paucity of well-designed studies. In the past decade, there has been some activity to address this situation, recognizing the importance of nutrition as a therapy before surgery, after surgery, and possibly even during surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1200
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


  • Arginine
  • Immune-modulating nutrition
  • Malnutrition classifications
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Perioperative nutrition
  • Preoperative carbohydrate loading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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