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Prevention of complications in orthopedic surgery secondary to nutritional depletion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3304765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the major factors in the prevention of complications in orthopedic surgery patients is the maintenance of adequate nutrition. Trauma and elective surgery patients have nutritional requirements that are far greater than is generally realized. The use of nutritional assessment profiles will help to reveal patients who are malnourished or becoming malnourished, and will help to assess nutritional replacement. Protein and calorie malnutrition has a significant effect on wound healing, immunocompetence, and fracture healing. Surgeons should have the nutritional status of their patients in mind at all times and thereby avoid the complications associated with malnutrition.
T K Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-06     Completed Date:  1987-10-06     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Nutrition Disorders / complications*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*

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