Early Enteral Nutrition in the Intensive Care Unit

  • F. M. P. van Haren
  • J. G. van der Hoeven


Nutritional support for critically ill patients independently influences outcome and should be considered an integral component of critical care. Decisive factors are route of feeding, timing, composition, and amount of different nutrients delivered. A recent survey among European intensivists showed that the preferred modality was enteral nutrition, instituted before the 48th hour after admission [1].


Parenteral Nutrition Enteral Nutrition Severe Acute Pancreatitis Enteral Feeding Intestinal Permeability 
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