Short-term preoperative diet decreases bleeding after partial hepatectomy. Results from a multi-institutional randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 48-52.

Published: 22nd March 2019

Authors: Barth R, Mills J, Suriawinata A, Putra J, Tosteson TD, Axelrod D et al.


Some 60 patients were randomized to a low calorie diet or normal diet for one week before liver surgery. The low calorie group had less operative bleeding (452 versus 863ml, P=0.021), but other postoperative outcomes were similar.

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