Preoperative Carbohydrate Loading in Femur Fracture Patients on Postoperative Outcomes
The effect of pre-operative carbohydrate loading in femur fracture: a randomized controlled trialBMC Musculoskelet Disord . 2022 Aug 30;23(1):819.
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Sixty-six patients who were undergoing surgery for femur fractures were randomized to receive either loaded carbohydrates (n=33) preoperatively or were asked to fast (n=33) prior to their surgery. Outcomes of interest in this trial were postoperative pain measured by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), cumulative ambulatory score (CAS), and the Barthel Index (MBI). Significant differences were report...