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Early parenteral nutrition support cuts infections after major abdominal surgery


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Journal
JAMA Surgery
Reuters Health - 08/04/2022 - Early supplemental parenteral nutrition (E-SPN) reduces the risk of infections in hospitalized patients recovering from major abdominal surgery, researchers in China have found.  In a multicenter randomized trial, they compared E-SPN initiated on the third day after surgery with late supplemental parenteral nutrition (L-SPN) beginning eight days after surgery.  "Early supplemental parenteral nutrition in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery is not as detrimental as many surgeons' clinical experience suggests," Dr. Xinying Wang of the Medical School of Nanjing University told Reuters Health by email.


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