Administration of immune-enhancing nutrients reduces infections and shortens postoperative hospitalization

Can immune-enhancing nutrients reduce postoperative complications in patients undergoing esophageal surgery?

Post-surgery infections are the major cause of prolonged hospitalization in patients with tumor of the esophagus. This study evaluated the administration of immune-enhancing nutrients prior to esophageal surgery. A total of 123 patients were investigated. The results suggested that the administration of immune-enhancing nutrients reduced infections and shortened the hospitalization. Further details can be found in the study.
Fukuda T, Seto Y, Yamada K, Hiki N, Fukunaga T, Oyama S, Yamaguchi T. Can immune-enhancing nutrients reduce postoperative complications in patients undergoing esophageal surgery? Dis Esophagus. 2008;21(8):708-11.


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