The benefits of early jejunal hyperalimentation in the head-injured patient.

@article{Grahm1989TheBO,
  title={The benefits of early jejunal hyperalimentation in the head-injured patient.},
  author={Thomas Grahm and Dariusz Zadrożny and Timothy Harrington},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={729-35}
}
To determine the efficacy of early jejunal hyperalimentation as nutritional support in the head-injured patient, 32 head-injured patients with Glasgow Coma Scale scores less than 10 were studied for the first 7 days after injury. The experimental (E) group had nasojejunal feeding tubes placed fluoroscopically. Within 36 hours of injury, they received nutritional support equal to their measured resting energy expenditure. The control (C) group was fed gastrically when bowel sounds returned… CONTINUE READING
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