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Nutrition 

Nutrition
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Nutrition
Author(s):

Peter Barry

, Kevin Morris

, and Tariq Ali

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199233274.003.15
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date: 07 December 2019

Introduction 276

Nutritional assessment 277

Nutritional requirements 278

Enteral nutrition 281

Transpyloric tube placement 284

Parenteral nutrition 285

Further reading 288

Nutrition is necessary for the proper growth and development of the healthy child and is essential for adequate wound healing and immune competence in an ill child. An understanding of nutritional requirements of sick neonates, infants, and children is crucial for their management. Equally important is an understanding of the impact of metabolic stress and how this impacts on nutritional requirements in the critically ill child....

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