Effect of early oral feeding after gastric cancer surgery: a result of randomised clinical trial. Surgery 2011; 149: 561–568.

Published: 27th September 2011

Authors: Hur H, Kim SG, Shim JH, Song KY, Kim W, Park CH et al. et al.

Conclusion

Commencing a liquid feed on the second postoperative day was feasible and safe in this study that included 58 patients. Patients in the early feed group had improved quality of life scores, quicker return of gut function (P=0.036) and earlier hospital discharge (P=0.044).

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