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Impact of preoperative immunonutrition on the outcomes of colon cancer surgery. Results from a randomized controlled trial.

Lee SY, Lee J, Park H-M, Kim CH, Kim HR.

Ann Surg 2023; 277: 381-386.

The study included 176 patients awaiting colon cancer surgery. Preoperative immunonutrition did not reduce the risk of infectious complications (17.7 versus 15.9 per cent in controls) or overall complications (31.6 versus 29.3 per cent).

Comment: Not justified.

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