Early enteral nutrition therapy in congenital cardiac repair postoperatively: A randomized, controlled pilot study

@inproceedings{Sahu2016EarlyEN,
  title={Early enteral nutrition therapy in congenital cardiac repair postoperatively: A randomized, controlled pilot study},
  author={Manoj K. Sahu and Anuradha Singal and Ramesh P Menon and Sarvesh Pal Singh and Alka Mohan and Mala Manral and Divya S. Singh and Velayudham Devagouru and Sachin Talwar and Shiv Kumar Choudhary},
  booktitle={Annals of cardiac anaesthesia},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adequate nutritional supplementation in infants with cardiac malformations after surgical repair is a challenge. Critically ill infants in the early postoperative period are in a catabolic stress. The mismatch between estimated energy requirement (EER) and the intake in the postoperative period is multifactorial, predisposing them to complications such as immune deficiency, more infection, and growth failure. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of… CONTINUE READING