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Randomized clinical trial of the effects of preoperative and postoperative oral nutritional supplements on clinical course and cost of care.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Postoperative oral nutritional supplementation has been shown to be of clinical benefit. This study examined the clinical effects and cost of administration of oral supplements both before and after surgery. METHODS: This was a randomized clinical trial conducted in three centres. Patients undergoing lower gastrointestinal tract surgery were randomized to one of four groups: group CC received no nutritional supplements, group SS took supplements both before and after surgery, grou...

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10.1002/bjs.4578

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Smedley, F More by this author
Bowling, T More by this author
Goodger, C More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of surgery
Volume:
91
Issue:
8
Pages:
983-990
Publication date:
2004-08-05
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EISSN:
1365-2168
ISSN:
0007-1323
URN:
uuid:0979590e-e2ec-42db-b1d1-1f278b3ed302
Source identifiers:
351613
Local pid:
pubs:351613

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