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The role of preoperative immune modulating nutrition

Authors: Bruce R. Bistrian

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The meta-analysis by Adiamah et al. (1) clearly identifies the value of preoperative feeding with immune modulating nutrition(IMN) preoperatively in patients undergoing surgery for gastrointestinal cancer sufficient to make this a general recommendation by the relevant nutrition societies such as in future ESPEN and the Society of Critical Care Medicine-ASPEN guidelines (2,3).

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