Enteral-tube-feeding diarrhoea: manipulating the colonic microbiota with probiotics and prebiotics.

  title={Enteral-tube-feeding diarrhoea: manipulating the colonic microbiota with probiotics and prebiotics.},
  author={Kevin M. Whelan},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  volume={66 3},
Diarrhoea is a common and serious complication of enteral tube feeding. Its pathogenesis involves antibiotic prescription, enteropathogenic colonization and abnormal colonic responses, all of which involve an interaction with the colonic microbiota. Alterations in the colonic microbiota have been identified in patients receiving enteral tube feeding and these changes may be associated with the incidence of diarrhoea. Preventing negative alterations in the colonic microbiota has therefore been… CONTINUE READING


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