Dietary management of intractable diarrhea in malnourished patients.


Patients with protein-calorie malnutrition frequently have a flattened intestinal mucosa, resulting in diarrhea and malabsorption. Repletion of nutritional status is essential for repair for the gut tissue and clinical improvement of diarrhea and malabsorption. Rapid enteral refeeding, however, may cause severe setbacks in progress. A protocol for gradual… (More)