What is the role of nutritional supplementation (NS) in avoiding infection in acute fracture cases?

Authors: Kazuhiko Matsushita, Paul Stangl

RECOMMENDATION: (1) Evidence does not support the role of NS for avoiding infections in well-nourished individuals. (2) However, the literature has stated that in patients with a nutritional deficiency or catabolic state restoring nutritional parameters might reduce the risk of infection.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: (1) Limited, (2) Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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