[Effect of High Amounts of Medium Chain Triglyceride and Protein Enteral Nutrition on Nutritional Status in Patients After Major Abdominal Operation]

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2007 Jul;10(4):329-32.
[Article in Chinese]

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effect of Nutrition MCT and Nutrition MF enteral nutrition on nutritional status of patients after major abdominal operation.

Methods: In a double- blinded and randomized cross- cover study, Nutrition MCT and Nutrition MF enteral nutrition were fed in patients when the gut function restored after operation. The total calorie was 104.6 kJ(25 kcal) x kg(-1) x d(-1) and the period of full dose of enteral nutrition was 5 days. The blood samples were collected before operation,before enteral nutrition and the sixth day after full dose of enteral nutrition for the measurement of pre- albumin, total protein,albumin, transferrin and triglyceride. The urine, stool and drainage fluid were collected to analyze nitrogen balance.

Results: The plasma protein and fat were obviously dropped in patients after abdominal operation and improved after the enteral nutrition support in two groups. However, the pre- albumin level increased more in patients of Nutrition MCT than Nutrition MF.

Conclusion: Nutrition MCT can obviously improve the nutritional status of patients after major abdominal operation.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Enteral Nutrition / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutritional Status
  • Proteins / therapeutic use*
  • Triglycerides / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Proteins
  • Triglycerides