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New data show value of oral nutritional supplements given in preoperative setting

Abbott has announced a new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, that demonstrated preoperative standard oral nutritional supplements (ONS) provide similar benefits as compared to immunonutrition (IN) supplements. Results from the study, a meta-analysis of published literature, showed that nutritional support provided by ONS resulted in similar postoperative rates of [...]

Increased Risk Of Post-Surgical Infection After Orthopaedic Trauma, Total Joint Replacement In Patients With High Blood Sugar, Obesity

Two recent studies in the July issues of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) looked at surgical site infections and hyperglycemia, the technical term for high blood glucose, or high blood sugar. According to the first study “Relationship of Hyperglycemia and Surgical-Site Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery,” high blood sugar is a concern during [...]