Oral nutritional supplements in nutrition support for cancer surgery

A. L. Potapov
2020 Messenger of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation  
The objective is to present current data about the role of oral nutrition supplements (ONS) in cancer surgery. Results: this type of nutritional support should be considered as an integral part of the enhanced recovery after surgery. Despite the apparent simplicity of prescription, it should be treated as one of the types of medical nutrition with its own indications, providing for the individual selection of specific formulas and evaluation of effectiveness. For the initial assessment of
more » ... assessment of cancer patient nutritional status, European Society for Medical Oncology scale (ESMO, 2008) is the most appropriate. ONS should be combined with diet recommendations and physical activity maintaining. Inability to provide with ONS > 60% of the daily energy requirements within 5–7 days, should be considered as an indication to start artificial nutrition – enteral and/or parenteral.
doi:10.21292/2078-5658-2020-17-2-64-69 fatcat:ahvl6k5kc5hlvloa4cifytqiay