Journal article

Gastrointestinal dysfunction relating to the provision of nutrition in the critically ill

Marianne J Chapman, Adam M Deane

Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: During critical illness, enteral nutrition remains central to clinical care and an understanding of gut dysfunction is therefore important. Contemporary data have contributed to our knowledge in this area and this review will concentrate on recently published studies. RECENT FINDINGS: It is difficult to precisely measure gastric emptying and nutrient absorption as part of routine clinical care. However, techniques for the measurement of these parameters for research purposes have been refined, studied and validated. These methodologies allow the evaluation of novel treatments that modulate gastric emptying. Quantification and an understanding of the mechanisms of nutrient ..

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