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Multicenter, prospective, randomized, single-blind study comparing the efficacy and gastrointestinal complications of early jejunal feeding with early gastric feeding in critically ill patients.

Authors
  • Montejo, Juan C
  • Grau, Teodoro
  • Acosta, Jose
  • Ruiz-Santana, Sergio
  • Planas, Mercé
  • García-De-Lorenzo, Abelardo
  • Mesejo, Alfonso
  • Cervera, Manuel
  • Sánchez-Alvarez, Carmen
  • Núñez-Ruiz, Rafael
  • López-Martínez, Jorge
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical Care Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
March 2002
Volume
30
Issue
4
Pages
796–800
Identifiers
PMID: 11940748
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Gastrointestinal complications are less frequent in ICU patients fed in the jejunum. Nevertheless, it seems to be a necessary learning curve to achieve better results with a postpyloric access. Early enteral nutrition using a nasojejunal route seems not to be an efficacious measure to decrease nosocomial pneumonia in critically ill patients.

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