Nutritional and metabolic therapy

Derek K. Rogalsky, Robert G. Martindale

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The field of surgical and critical care nutrition has evolved beyond the basic provision of macronutrients to sustain metabolism into a discipline that treats and modifies disease states with immunonutrients and timely provision of macronutrients to modulate deranged physiology. Evidence-based, multidisciplinary, and protocol-driven nutritional interventions have proven effective in improving outcomes in surgical and critically ill patients. A mastery or at least understanding of the principles of nutrition therapy are in integral part of the practice of anesthesia, surgery, and critical care medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia
Subtitle of host publicationFoundations and Clinical Application
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780323481106
ISBN (Print)9780323776981
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Enteral feeding
  • Immunonutrients
  • Nutrient delivery
  • Nutrition protocols
  • Perioperative fasting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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