Enteral nutrition and mucosal immunity: implications for feeding strategies in surgery and trauma.

@article{Sigalet2004EnteralNA,
  title={Enteral nutrition and mucosal immunity: implications for feeding strategies in surgery and trauma.},
  author={David L. Sigalet and Shannon L Mackenzie and Sayed Morad Hameed},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={109-16}
}
Systemic inflammatory responses to severe trauma and surgical illnesses may be partly responsible for numerous complications, including sepsis, multiple organ failure and unregulated hypermetabolism leading to protein-calorie malnutrition. The integrity of the gastrointestinal tract appears to be an important factor in the pathogenesis of the systemic inflammatory response and sepsis. Resuscitation and nutrition support strategies for preserving gut mucosal integrity have therefore been… CONTINUE READING
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