Randomized phase II study of clinical effects of esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction.  Surgery 2010; 148: 31-38.

Published: 29th October 2010

Authors: Yamamoto K, Takiguchi S, Miyata H, Adachi S, Hiura Y, Yamasaki M et al. et al.


Twenty patients undergoing oesophagectomy for cancer were randomly allocated this peptide hormone with pleiotropic properties. Ghrelin stimulated the appetite and led to an increased oral intake, resulting in less perioperative weight loss (1 vs. 3 per cent, P=0.019).

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