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Minerva Chirurgica 1999 January-February;54(1-2):67-72

language: Italian

Nutrition of the surgical old patient

Nano M., Lanfranco G., Dal Corso H., Romano Ga.


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The key concepts regarding nutrition of elderly patients prior to surgery are outlined. The main metabolic changes that occur during surgical stress, paying special attention to the characteristics of elderly patients, are described. Lastly, the caloric-energy intake required by postoperative geriatric patients is evaluated and the methods of food intake compared to the benefits obtained are analysed.

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