An overview of diarrhea in the patient receiving enteral nutrition.

  title={An overview of diarrhea in the patient receiving enteral nutrition.},
  author={Patti Eisenberg},
  journal={Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates},
  volume={25 3},
  • Patti Eisenberg
  • Published 2002 in
    Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal…
Many healthcare providers associate enteral tube feedings with diarrhea. Research suggests an incidence of diarrhea in patients receiving enteral tube feedings of 2% to 63%. This wide variation in incidence is due, in part, to the lack of a universal definition of diarrhea and other suspected factors that influence stool output such as malabsorption, infection, bacterial contamination of the feeding, medical diagnosis of the patient, medication therapy, or formula-related causes. An… CONTINUE READING

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