publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2010

Practical approach to paediatric enteral nutrition: a comment by the ESPGHAN committee on nutrition

Braegger, Christian; Decsi, Tamas; Dias, Jorge Amil; Hartman, Corina; Kolacek, Sanja; Koletzko, Berthold; Koletzko, Sibylle; Mihatsch, Walter; Moreno, Luis; Puntis, John; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Enteral nutrition support (ENS) involves both the delivery of nutrients via feeding tubes and the provision of specialised oral nutritional supplements. ENS is indicated in a patient with at least a partially functioning digestive tract when oral intake is inadequate or intake of normal food is inappropriate to meet the patients' needs. The aim of this comment by the Committee on Nutrition of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is to provide a clinical practice guide to ENS, based on the available evidence and the clinical expertise of the authors. Statements and recommendations are presented, and future research needs ...
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