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Refeeding syndrome 

Refeeding syndrome
Chapter:
Refeeding syndrome
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/9780198569862.003.0011

Guidelines for the prevention of refeeding syndrome 82

Refeeding syndrome is a term used to describe the various metabolic complications that can arise as a result of instituting nutritional support (enteral or parenteral) in malnourished patients.

Such patients are catabolic and their major sources of energy are fat and muscle; total body stores of nitrogen, phosphate, magnesium, and potassium are depleted....

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