PMID: 6780466Oct 1, 1980

Postoperative feeding of patients after maxillofacial surgery with the new instant tube-feeding preparation Sokoham

Infusionstherapie Und Klinische Ernährung
D Fabisiak, I Podlesch


25 patients who underwent maxillo-facial surgery were given dayly via a nasogastric tube 1500 ml of the instant diet Sokoham for nutrition during the postoperative period. The calory intake averaged about 2000 kcal (= 10050 kJ) per day. In 2 patients the nutrition with Sokoham caused persistent diarrhea and has to be interrupted. In 4 patients slight diarrhea appeared for 1 to 2 days. The mean frequency of defecation was 0.7 +/- 1/24 hours. Bodyweight, hemoglobin content of the blood, hematocrit blood gases serum levels of creatinin, urea-nitrogen, electrolytes transaminases and albumin and the parameters of acid base balance, glucose and fat metabolism did not change significantly. The results of nutrition with Sokoham are compared with the results of other instant formula diets which were tested under similar conditions.

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