Perioperative nutritional supplements in geriatric hip fracture patients improves outcomes
Perioperative oral nutritional supplements in normally or mildly undernourished geriatric patients submitted to surgery for hip fracture: a randomized clinical trialClin Nutr. 2010 Oct;29(5):574-9
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60 normally nourished or mildly undernourished elderly patients with hip fractures requiring surgery were randomized to receive energy-protein supplements, providing 40 g of protein and 400 kcal daily, or no intervention. Patients were assessed for serum protein, body mass index, and postoperative complications. Supplemented patients had significantly greater serum albumin compared to controls, an...
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