Serum trace elements in dysphagic gastrostomy candidates before endoscopic gastrostomy for long term enteral feeding.

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients who underwent endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) present protein-energy malnutrition, but little is known about Trace Elements (TE), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Selenium (Se), Iron (Fe), Chromium (Cr). Our aim was the evaluation of serum TE in patients who underwent PEG and its relationship with serum proteins, BMI and nature of underlying… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2015.05.006

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