Preoperative Nutrition and Prehabilitation


Preoperative Nutrition and Prehabilitation

Gupta R, Gan TJ. Preoperative Nutrition and Prehabilitation. Anesthesiol Clin. 2016 Mar;34(1):143-53.

What is already known:

Preoperative nutrition and prehabilitation are two potentially important interventions in preparing patients for surgery.

What this paper adds:

Comprehensive review on preoperative nutrition – including assessment and optimisation, immunonutrition and how to avoid insulin resistance. And prehabilitation – including assessment (e.g. cardiopulmonary exercise tests and 6-minute walk tests) and exercise programs.

Chris Jones, Guildford.

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