Pediatric enteral nutrition.

  title={Pediatric enteral nutrition.},
  author={David A Axelrod and Kimberly Kazmerski and Kishore Iyer},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  volume={30 1 Suppl},
Common to all pediatric patients receiving enteral nutrition is the inability to consume calories orally. This is often secondary to issues of inadequate weight gain, inadequate growth, prolonged feeding times, weight loss, a decrease in weight/age or weight/height ratios, or a persistent triceps skinfold thickness <5% for age. Enteral nutrition requires enteral access. In the neonatal period the nasoenteric route is usually used. In pediatric patients requiring long-term enteral access… CONTINUE READING
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