Evaluation of nutritional status and its impact in postopera | 75902


Evaluation of nutritional status and its impact in postoperated patients of intestinal anastomosis. Nutrition and anastomotic leak

Author(s): Gutiérrez Rangel, Alejandra; Reyna Sepúlveda, Francisco; Salinas Domínguez, Rogelio; Muñoz Maldonado, Gerardo

Background: The prevalence of malnutrition between surgical patients is high and it is related with an increase in morbility and mortality. Anastomotic leak is one of the most important surgical complications and it is related with the surgeon’s technique, malnutrition and abdominal contamination.

Objective: To prove the relationship between malnutrition and the incidence of anastomotic leak in postoperated patients.

Material and Methods: Patients will be evaluated through the global subjective evaluation in the nutritional status they belong and then the intestinal resection and anastomosis will be performed. 34 patients were included, divided in good and poor nutrition groups.Results: A prevalence of anastomotic leak in the poor nutrition group was of 11.8%, and the good nutrition group of 5.9%.

Discussion: The poor nutrition group had an average age higher than the good nutrition group. The IMC, albumin, leucocyte count were inferior in the poor nutrition group.

Conclusions: Variable analysis with square Chi found no evidence of statistical significance between the studied groups.


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