Perioperative nutritional support in surgical liver diseases: recent advances
The importance of perioperative nutritional supportive treatment in surgical liver disease has been increasingly recognized. The prevalence of using nutritional support for patients with diseases of the digestive system is significantly higher than that for those with diseases of other systems, due to the restraint of nutrient intake, digestion, absorption and metabolism. Because the liver is the hub for metabolism and nutrient metabolism is closely associated with liver function status, the nutritional support mode for patients with surgical liver diseases is distinct from those with gastrointestinal tract diseases, and irrational or excessive nutritional support may not improve the patient's condition, but result in metabolic disorder, and thereby affect the recovery of patients. In this paper, the authors present the research progress in perioperative nutritional supportive treatment for surgical liver diseases.