Feeding the open abdomen.

  title={Feeding the open abdomen.},
  author={Bryan R Collier and Oscar M Guillamondegui and B. N. Cotton and Rafe M J Donahue and Andrew W. Conrad and Kate Groh and Jill C Richman and Todd Douglas Vogel and Richard Miller and Jos{\'e} Bernardino D{\'i}az},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  volume={31 5},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine if early enteral nutrition improves outcome for trauma patients with an open abdomen (OA). METHODS Retrospective review was used to identify 78 patients who required an OA for >or=4 hospital days, survived, and had available nutrition data. Demographic data and nutrition data comprising enteral nutrition initiation day and daily % target goal were collected. Patients were divided into 2 groups: early enteral feeding (EEN), initiated <or=4… CONTINUE READING