Intolerance to intragastric enteral nutrition in critically ill patients: complications and management.

@article{MacLaren2000IntoleranceTI,
  title={Intolerance to intragastric enteral nutrition in critically ill patients: complications and management.},
  author={Robert E MacLaren},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={
          1486-98
        }
}
Compared with parenteral nutrition, early administration of enteral nutrition (EN) to critically ill patients improves clinical outcomes and reduces infection rates. Intragastric EN often is complicated by intolerance, as indicated by elevated volumes of aspirated gastric residuals. Conflicting data are available for the volume of residual that represents intolerance, but most clinicians use 150-200 ml to signify gastrointestinal motility dysfunction. Intolerance is associated with mortality… CONTINUE READING
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