Does Active Nutritional Interventions Affect Adipokine Secretion in Hip Fracture Operated Elderly Patients?
Author(s): Yochai Levy, Ronit Anbar, Avraham Weiss, Tamar Koren Hakim, Yulia Bugaevsky, Adaya Nissenholtz, Lisa Cooper, Zecharia Madar, Pierre Singer and Yichayaou BelooseskyYochai Levy, Ronit Anbar, Avraham Weiss, Tamar Koren Hakim, Yulia Bugaevsky, Adaya Nissenholtz, Lisa Cooper, Zecharia Madar, Pierre Singer and Yichayaou Beloosesky
Background: Adipokines such as ghrelin, leptin, resistin and adiponectin have been proposed as being involved in energetic balance and bone turnover. There is scarce knowledge as to adipokine activity in hip fractured elderly patients in acute settings. We evaluated whether active nutritional support may reflect on adipokines levels and affect outcomes. Methods: A randomized controlled study measuring adipokine (ghrelin, leptin, resistin and adiponectin) levels in hip fractured geriatric patients receiving active nutritional support was conducted in the Ortho-Geriatric Unit Rabin Medical Center, Israel. The intervention group’s energy goal was calculated by repeated resting energy requirements whereas the control group received only standard nutritional support. Measurements were taken pre-operation, 48 h post.. View More»