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Nutritional support after radical surgery:- What is the optimal method of delivering nutritional support to adults after surgery with curative intent for oesophago-gastric cancer?

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Why this is important:- People who have surgery for oesophago-gastric cancer have a prolonged period without adequate oral intake after surgery. Oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition support strategies are used to support people during this time. Evidence suggests that providing some form of nutrition support improves surgical outcomes. However, which of these methods is the safest and most effective has not been determined and because of this, practice in this field varies nationally. A study to identify the best method of delivering safe and effective nutritional support interventions which aim to reduce post-operative complications in this population would help guide future clinical practice.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Oesophago-gastric cancer: assessment and management in adults
Date issued
January 2018

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Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/01/2018