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Early versus traditional postoperative feeding in patients undergoing resectional gastrointestinal surgery: a meta-analysis.

Authors
  • Osland, Emma
  • Yunus, Rossita Mohamad
  • Khan, Shahjahan
  • Memon, Muhammed Ashraf
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2011
Volume
35
Issue
4
Pages
473–487
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0148607110385698
PMID: 21628607
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Early postoperative nutrition is associated with significant reductions in total complications compared with traditional postoperative feeding practices and does not negatively affect outcomes such as mortality, anastomotic dehiscence, resumption of bowel function, or hospital length of stay.

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