Letter to the editors: Early enteral nutrition within 24 h of intestinal surgery versus later commencement of feeding: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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Dear Dr Lewis, Andersen, and Thomas:
It was with great interest that we read your most recent systematic review and meta-analysis addressing the important issue of early versus later commencement of enteral feeding in gastrointestinal surgery patients.¹ While your 2006 Cochrane review² has clear merit in that it expands on the number of studies and thus the power of your earlier analysis,³ we feel that the present study is essentially a duplication of your Cochrane effort, although with slightly different conclusions.
¹ ² ³ See notes in article.