Home Nasogastric Feeds: Feeding Status and Growth Outcomes in a Pediatric Population.

@article{Rosen2016HomeNF,
  title={Home Nasogastric Feeds: Feeding Status and Growth Outcomes in a Pediatric Population.},
  author={Danya J Rosen and Rachael Schneider and Ruijun Bao and Patrice Burke and Clare Ceballos and Kathy Hoffstadter-Thal and Keith J. Benkov},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={350-4}
}
BACKGROUND Home enteral nutrition (HEN) is a safe method for providing nutrition to children with chronic diseases. Advantages of HEN include shorter hospitalizations, lower cost, and decreased risk of malnutrition-associated complications. Follow-up after hospital discharge on HEN is limited. The purpose of this study was to look at children discharged on nasogastric (NG) feeds to assess follow-up feeding status and impact on growth. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of… CONTINUE READING