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Enteral nutritional support 

Enteral nutritional support
Chapter:
Enteral nutritional support
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0010

Access routes for enteral tube feeding 73

Complications of enteral nutritional support 76

Liquid feed composition and choice of feed 78

Assessment of a patient needing nutritional support will include a decision regarding the most appropriate method of feeding. The enteral route is preferred for children who have an adequately functioning gastrointestinal tract. Oral intake can simply be increased by use of food fortification, sip feeds, or energy supplements. If oral intake is poor or contraindicated, tube feeding may be used....

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