Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
versão On-line ISSN 1809-4546
CORREIA, Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson e SILVA, Rodrigo Gomes da. Paradigms and evidence of perioperative nutrition. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2005, vol.32, n.6, pp. 342-347. ISSN 1809-4546. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912005000600012.
Understanding perioperative pathophysiology and implementing care regimes, through a multimodal approach, to reduce the organic response to stress after surgery and the related postoperative ileus, are major challenges. Multimodal surgical strategies such as pre-operative intake of a carbohydrate drink, instead of the usually recommended 2- to 6-hour period of nothing-bymouth, together with patient's education of the postoperative care plan, plus efficacious analgesia and early postoperative nutrition, among others, have been described to significantly impact on the previous variables. Therefore, these strategies accelerate rehabilitation and, as a consequence, decrease complications and hospital length of stay and, its related costs.
Palavras-chave : Nutrition; Ileum; Postoperative period; Analgesia; Diet.