Enteral Diets in Critically III Patients
The need to provide nutrition for critically ill or severely injured patients has become axiomatic throughout the world. Recognition of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract as a possible contributor to the septic inflammatory response syndrome has led to development of protocols whereby critically ill and severely injured patients are fed early in their disease course . Moreover the use of specialized diets with gut specific nutrients have been advocated in an attempt to ameliorate GI dysfunction and possibly reduce gut-derived sepsis [2, 3].
KeywordsInjury Severity Score Total Parenteral Nutrition Septic Complication Early Enteral Nutrition Enteral Diet
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