Evid Based Nurs 10:56 doi:10.1136/ebn.10.2.56
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Nutritional supplementation after surgery for hip fracture reduced fracture related complications in otherwise healthy patients

 Q Does intravenous (IV) and oral nutritional supplementation after surgery for hip fracture reduce fracture related complications in otherwise healthy patients?



randomised controlled trial.




blinded (healthcare providers).

GraphicFollow up period:

120 days.


a hospital in Sweden.


80 patients >60 years of age (79% women) who had surgery <48 h after cervical or trochanteric hip fracture. Exclusion criteria were multiple or pathological fractures, malignant disease, inflammatory joint disease, pain, or functional impairment other than hip fracture that might inhibit normal mobilisation; substantial cognitive impairment, depression, acute psychosis, epileptic seizures, or alcohol or medication abuse; heart, kidney, or liver insufficiency; or type 1 diabetes mellitus, suspected acute myocardial infarction, or haematemesis.


nutritional supplementation for the first 10 days after surgery plus usual hospital food and beverage (n = 40) or usual hospital food and …

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