*Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals, Queen's Medical Centre
†Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Reprints: Dileep N Lobo, DM, FRCS, FACS, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK. E-mail: [email protected].
Disclosure: A.H.C. received a travel grant from Baxter Healthcare to present the data. D.N.L. has received unrestricted research funding, travel grants, and speaker's honoraria from Baxter Healthcare, Fresenius Kabi, and BBraun. E.F.C. and S.T.F. have no conflicts of interest to declare. A.H.C. also received research fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Unit. The running costs of this investigator-initiated study were met by a grant from Baxter Healthcare. The sponsors of the study had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or in the writing of the report.
This paper has been presented to the International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Bournemouth, May 2011 and to the Annual Congress of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Gothenburg, September 2011. It has been published in abstract form: Br J Surg 2011;98(S3):45–46 and Clin Nutr Suppl 2011;6(1):3–4.