Mortality after nasogastric tube feeding initiation in long-term care elderly with oropharyngeal dysphagia--the contribution of refeeding syndrome.

@article{Lubart2009MortalityAN,
  title={Mortality after nasogastric tube feeding initiation in long-term care elderly with oropharyngeal dysphagia--the contribution of refeeding syndrome.},
  author={Emilia Lubart and Arthur Leibovitz and Yosef Dror and Elena Katz and Refael Segal},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={393-7}
}
BACKGROUND The refeeding syndrome (RS) is an underappreciated but clinically important entity characterized by acute electrolyte abnormalities, mainly hypophosphatemia, fluid retention and dysfunction of various organs and systems, which can result in significant morbidity and occasionally death. OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of death cases and death causes following nasogastric tube (NGT) feeding initiation in frail elderly with particular reference to RS. METHODS Forty patients with… CONTINUE READING
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