Nutritional implications of gut overgrowth and selective decontamination of the digestive tract.

@article{Donnell1998NutritionalIO,
  title={Nutritional implications of gut overgrowth and selective decontamination of the digestive tract.},
  author={Stephen C. Donnell and Nia Taylor and Hendrick K. F. van Saene and Agostino Pierro and David John. Lloyd},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={
          381-7
        }
}
Patients requiring parenteral nutrition (PN) are at risk of infection. Impaired immunity due to an underlying disease process and/or malnutrition, combined with therapeutic interventions including PN, and the presence of a foreign body, the intravenous catheter, renders them prone to septicaemia (Pun & Reen, 1992). Recent studies suggest that this septicaemia may be primarily due to gut-derived micro-organisms, rather than to external contamination of the intravenous catheter (Kurkchubasche el… CONTINUE READING

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