Impaired gastrointestinal transit and its associated morbidity in the intensive care unit.


PURPOSE To determine the proportion of critically ill adults developing impaired gastrointestinal transit (IGT) using a clinically pragmatic definition, its associated morbidity and risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Critically ill adult patients receiving enteral nutrition for ≥ 72 hours and mechanically ventilated for ≥ 48 hours were prospectively… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2012.12.003


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