Whey Protein-based Enteral Nutrition Support to Improve Protein Economy in Surgical Patients
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Protein balance is assessed using the stable isotope tracer C-13 leucine. Protein breakdown, protein synthesis and amino acid oxidation are measured through blood and expired air samples.
Assessed for 6 hours one time before surgery and once again on the second post-op day
Franco Carli, MD PhD
Canada: Ethics Review Committee