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Special Issue "The Role of Perioperative Nutrition Support in Postoperative Recovery"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Nutrition".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 November 2021) | Viewed by 28881
Special Issue Editor
Interests: colorectal disease; obesity surgery; colon cancer; perioperative immunonutrition; nutritional intervention; cancer surgery
Special Issue Information
Malnutrition is closely related to disease and aging, leading to a significant increase in postoperative complications, hospital stay, and readmission rates.
Therefore, rectification is essential to improve the results of surgery. Questions about supplementary nutrition, such as “for how long?”, “before, during, and/or after surgery?”, “enteral or parenteral?” “immunonutrition—yes or no?” are still being debated, with resolution open to considerations based on future evidence.
On the other hand, nutrition in the surgical patient has gained momentum within the ERAS (enhanced recovery surgery) programs where we are “obliged” to carry out nutritional screening of all surgical patients and, consequently, treat potential malnutrition.
Within the ERAS programs, the concept of “trimodal prehabilitation” has recently emerged, where the patient prepares for surgery through physical exercise and nutritional and psychological support. As part of these preparations, the implementation of oral enteral nutrition is proposed, even in a normally nourished patient to enhance the results of physical exercise and to correct states of protein malnutrition or sarcopenia in patients theoretically labeled as normally nourished in nutritional screening, anthropometric tests, lab work, and mass indices for normal bodies. That is why we must also propose new diagnostic methods and reliable measurements that are readily accessible to rule out sarcopenia.
With this Special Issue, we would like to present, to readers, the state-of-the-art in the field of perioperative nutrition support in postoperative recovery. Original research articles and reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyses) are welcome.
Dr. Antonio Arroyo Sebastián
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- diagnostic methods of sarcopenia
- parenteral nutrition
- enteral nutrition
- enhanced recovery surgery
- nutritional screening