Pre-operative nutrition and the elective surgical patient: why, how and what?


Journal Article (Review)

Pre-operative nutrition therapy is increasingly recognised as an essential component of surgical care. The present review has been formatted using Simon Sinek's Golden Circle approach to explain 'why' avoiding pre-operative malnutrition and supporting protein anabolism are important goals for the elective surgical patient, 'how' peri-operative malnutrition develops leading in part to a requirement for pre-operative anabolic preparation, and 'what' can be done to avoid pre-operative malnutrition and support anabolism for optimal recovery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gillis, C; Wischmeyer, PE

Published Date

  • January 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • 27 - 35

PubMed ID

  • 30604414

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30604414

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1365-2044

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/anae.14506


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England