Re-feeding syndrome in head and neck--prevention and management.

  title={Re-feeding syndrome in head and neck--prevention and management.},
  author={Sameh E. Ahmed and Jane Travis and Hisham Mehanna},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  volume={47 9},
"Re-feeding syndrome" is a potentially fatal, but entirely avoidable condition. It was first reported in severely malnourished prisoners in World War II. Recently interest in the topic has seen a resurgence with the increased use of artificial nutrition and improved monitoring. In 2007, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced guidelines for the prevention and management of re-feeding syndrome. These have some important differences to the previous guidelines of the… CONTINUE READING

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