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 ..View full abstract
This work was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia and the Royal Adelaide Hospital.