Impact of Oral Preoperative and Perioperative Immunonutrition

2.0 CPD Points

Introduction

Postoperative infectious complications occur in 4–22% of patients undergoing surgical resection for cancer. immunonutrition may play an important role in reducing postoperative infections. The most studied nutrients include arginine, glutamine, omega-3 fatty acids and nucleotides; and works by reducing the postoperative production of proinflammatory mediators and cytokines, as well as by promoting lymphocyte production and function.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential clinical benefits of immunonutrition given in relation to the timing of surgery on postoperative infections and 30-day mortality in patients undergoing oncological surgery, in comparison with patients not receiving immunonutrition.

Who Should Enrol

Dieticians, Doctors, Nurses & Pharmacists

Course Design

Online Course

Course Content

Article by:

F. Buzquurz1,2 , R. D. Bojesen1,2 , C. Grube1,2, M. T. Madsen2 and I. Gögenur2

1Department of Surgery, Slagelse Hospital, Slagelse, and 2Centre for Surgical Science, Zealand University Hospital, Køge, Denmark

Correspondence to: Dr F. Buzquurz, Centre for Surgical Science, Department of Surgery, Zealand University Hospital, Lykkebækvej 1, DK-4600 Køge,

Denmark (e-mail: fabu@regionsjaelland.dk)

Course Highlights

The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential clinical benefits of immunonutrition given in relation to the timing of surgery on postoperative infections and 30-day mortality in patients undergoing oncological surgery, in comparison with patients not receiving immunonutrition.

Learning Outcomes

Better understand the potential clinical benefits of immunonutrition given in relation to the timing of surgery on postoperative infections and 30-day mortality in patients undergoing oncological surgery, in comparison with patients not receiving immunonutrition

Assessment

Assessment is done with multiple choice questions applicable to content published in the journal. 

Accreditation

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

MDB015/1455/10/2020

2 Clinical points

Certification

Pass the assessment with 70%

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