Nutritional interventions to improve recovery from postoperative ileus.

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Summary of "Nutritional interventions to improve recovery from postoperative ileus."

Postoperative ileus (POI) is an important contributor to postoperative morbidity. However, postoperative outcomes have improved by enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs. Enteral nutrition is an essential part of ERAS and many studies suggest a therapeutic effect of nutrition on POI.


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Name: Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care
ISSN: 1473-6519
Pages: 394-398


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A condition caused by the lack of intestinal PERISTALSIS or INTESTINAL MOTILITY without any mechanical obstruction. This interference of the flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS often leads to INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. Ileus may be classified into postoperative, inflammatory, metabolic, neurogenic, and drug-induced.

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