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Clinical nutrition in liver and pancreatic diseases.
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PMID:  10935136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
According to international and national surveys, 5-15% of patients admitted to hospitals require partial or total artificial nutrition. The development or progression of malnutrition influences patients' lives significantly and also increases the costs of their treatment substantially and unnecessarily. Nutrition therapy, meaning a balanced intake of food or provision of nutrients, is an essential part of the critically ill patient's care. The proper concern of physicians today is not whether nutritional support is indicated in hepatic and pancreatic diseases, but when and how it should be given. Author, therefore, gives guidelines to the nutritional therapy of patients suffering from liver and pancreatic diseases since their metabolic support still remains the most challenging problems in clinical nutrition.
L Harsányi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Hungarica     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0231-4614     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Hung     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-24     Completed Date:  2000-08-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309977     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Hung     Country:  HUNGARY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
1st Department of Surgery, Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Liver Diseases / therapy*
Liver Failure / therapy
Liver Transplantation
Nutritional Support*
Pancreatic Diseases / therapy*
Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy
Pancreatitis / therapy

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