MAX ELLENBERG, M.D.; HENRY DOLGER, M.D.; HERBERT POLLACK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Prolonged chronic illnesses are often accompanied by anorexia and not infrequently by vomiting. In many instances, the nature of the illness may necessitate a restricted diet such as a low residue or bland diet for prolonged periods. By the time the patient enters the hospital he may, therefore, be in a state of partial vitamin depletion.
The preoperative preparation of the patient usually includes a sharply limited diet, especially when surgery of the gastrointestinal tract is contemplated. Preparation not infrequently includes the administration of intravenous fluids, adding the effect of an induced diuresis which would tend to deplete the body
ELLENBERG M, DOLGER H, POLLACK H. POSTOPERATIVE PRECIPITATION OF VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:110–111. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-1-110
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(1):110-111.
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