Gastrostomy tube feeding: when to start, what to feed and how to stop

  title={Gastrostomy tube feeding: when to start, what to feed and how to stop},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Gottrand and Peter B. Sullivan},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
Many severe and/or chronic diseases of childhood can be accompanied by undernutrition, and when dietary measures are insufficient to fulfil the nutritional requirements of these children, enteral nutrition (EN) may be needed. In clinical practice, when the digestive tract is functioning, EN support is preferred over parenteral nutrition. EN is a safe and effective method of nutrition support for a wide range of paediatric diseases, and can alleviate undernutrition in several chronic conditions… CONTINUE READING


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