Oral Versus Parenteral Perioperative Nutrition Support to Improve Protein Balance: Stable Isotope Study in Colorectal Surgical Patients
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Whole body protein balance
Whole body protein balance (the difference between protein synthesis and protein breakdown) as assessed by the kinetics of a stable, non-radioactive, isotope tracer infusion of L-[1-13C] leucine
Franco Carli, M.D.
McGill University Health Center
Canada: Ethics Review Committee