Continuous or intermittent feeding: pros and cons

  title={Continuous or intermittent feeding: pros and cons},
  author={D. Bear and N. Hart and Z. Puthucheary},
  journal={Current Opinion in Critical Care},
  • D. Bear, N. Hart, Z. Puthucheary
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Critical Care
  • Purpose of review There has been a recent shift in the focus of providing nutrition support to critically ill adults towards enhancing recovery and promoting survivorship. With this has come an evaluation of our current approaches to nutrition support, which includes whether continuous feeding is optimal, particularly for reducing muscle wasting, but also for managing blood glucose levels and feeding intolerance and at the organizational level. This review will discuss the pros and cons of… CONTINUE READING
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