Metabolic Response Paper

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The article analyzes the impact of surgical operations on the patients in terms of malnutrition levels. De Luis et al. (2015) assert that there is a close relationship between malnutrition and delayed recovery, high morbidity and mortality rates. The authors ascertain that malnutrition has negative outcomes on hospitalized patients such as increasing healthcare costs and increasing the prevalence of re-admission. In their research, they cite that infections and complications arising from surgery are directly responsible for malnutrition and increased morbidity. Malnutrition, which is characterized by severe tissue injury, and catabolic stress, increases the likelihood of a hypermetabolic response in surgical patients. Consequently, infectious

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