• Vlad Andrei Nechifor
  • Denis Iulian Trufă
  • Cătălin Marian Ciută
  • Lidia Iuliana Graur
  • Iulia Potorac
  • Mariana Graur
Keywords: malnutrition, nutritional status, nutritional support, perioperative complications


Malnutrition is defined as the pathological state in which the nutritional intake is insufficient, excessive or ill-balanced and represents a frequent problem among hospitalized patients. The risk factors involved in the development of malnutrition are related to the patient, the amplitude of the surgical gesture and the non-surgical treatment. The evaluation of the nutritional status in the perioperative period using clinical and paraclinical parameters is essential. Based on the parameters, bio-clinical scores such as the Nutritional Risk Index or the Subjective Global Assessment, which establish the risk for perioperative complications, were composed. The medico-surgical collaboration which includes ICU-specialists, nutritionists and surgeons is essential for the investigation of the nutritional status, determining the time of the intervention and the necessity for nutritional support.

How to Cite
Nechifor, Vlad, Denis Trufă, Cătălin Ciută, Lidia Graur, Iulia Potorac, and Mariana Graur. 2011. “PERIOPERATIVE NUTRITIONAL STATUS”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 18 (4), 391-97.
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