Nutritional quality and osmolality of home-made enteral diets, and follow-up of growth of severely disabled children receiving home enteral nutrition therapy.

@article{Santos2010NutritionalQA,
  title={Nutritional quality and osmolality of home-made enteral diets, and follow-up of growth of severely disabled children receiving home enteral nutrition therapy.},
  author={Valdirene Francisca Neves Santos and T{\^a}nia Beninga de Morais},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={
          127-8
        }
}
This study evaluated the nutritional quality of home-made enteral diets and their effect on growth parameters. Thirty pediatric patients receiving only homemade enteral diets were enrolled. Samples of milk-based (MB) and soup-based (SP) feeds were taken for chemical analyses. The children's anthropometric indexes were assessed. In the MB, the measured values for the macronutrients and energy corresponded to approximately 70% of the prescribed values. Conversely, the SP measured values… CONTINUE READING

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