Enhanced Medical Nutrition
Eligible patients at Hamilton Health Sciences who are undergoing general surgery will receive EMN’s proprietary perioperative immunonutrition supplement INergy-FLD®. Upon assessment and enrolment in the study, patients will have a consultation with their physician and will be provided with 10 days’ worth of 1Nergy-FLD® beverages, 30 servings total. The primary outcome measure will be the occurrence of SSI defined by the NSQIP database. SSI’s will be determined and tracked by NSQIP following the patients’ hospital stay and up to 30 days from the initial operation including superficial, fascia, and deep infections.