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Special Issue "Perioperative Nutritional Management in Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreatobiliary Cancer"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutritional Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 80

Special Issue Editors

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan
Interests: gastric cancer; upper GI surgery; enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS); minimally invasive surgery
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Okayama University Hospital, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan
Interests: hepatopancreatobiliary surgery; organ transplantation; pancreatic surgery; liver transplantation; liver surgery
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

A surgical approach is the most effective treatment strategy for the cure of gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) cancer. Postoperative body weight loss (BWL) is inevitable in patients with GI cancers due to the hypercatabolism related to the surgical stress and changes in intestinal digestion and absorption due to the surgical reconstruction. Postoperative BWL is associated with poor survival and a decline in quality of life (QOL) in GI and HPB cancers patients. BWL also disturbs the continuation of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Sarcopenia, which is defined as age-related systemic muscle loss, is also an important issue in elderly patients. Perioperative nutritional assessment and management are essential for patients with GI and HPB cancers in order to improve clinical outcomes. In this Special Issue, we aim to discuss the current nutritional assessment and management in GI and HPB surgery, focusing on enhanced recovery after surgery, nutritional assessment of patients with GI and HBP cancers, perioperative nutrition and exercise therapy, nutrition in chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and metabolic changes in vitamins and minerals after surgery. The submission of translational research conducted on this topic is also welcome.

Dr. Satoru Kikuchi
Dr. Kosei Takagi
Guest Editors

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  • ERAS
  • oral nutritional supplements
  • sarcopenia
  • nutritional support
  • cancer
  • chemotherapy

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