Early enteral feedings in adults receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

@article{Scott2004EarlyEF,
  title={Early enteral feedings in adults receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.},
  author={L. Keith Scott and Karla Boudreaux and Faisal Thaljeh and Laurie R. Grier and Steven A. Conrad},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={295-300}
}
INTRODUCTION For over 20 years extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been an advanced treatment for adults, children and neonates with severe respiratory failure that has failed to respond or improve with conventional therapy. Withholding enteral feeding in patients on ECMO is common practice in many centers, based partly on the risk of splanchnic ischemia resulting in loss of intestinal integrity, predisposing to bacterial translocation and sepsis. We report one center's experience… CONTINUE READING

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