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Enteral versus parenteral nutritional support in acute pancreatitis: a clinical review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16706807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A critical analysis of the trials comparing enteral with parenteral nutritional support in acute pancreatitis is presented with particular scrutiny of the clinical endpoints in each trial. The heterogeneity of the trials and the discrepancies in caloric intake between enterally and parenterally fed patients are discussed. The hazards of each route of nutritional support are highlighted and the concept of 'nutritional bioavailability' in the context of acute pancreatitis is introduced. It is concluded that although there is evidence to support enteral feeding as the preferred option, both routes have a role.
Andrew Thomson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0815-9319     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-18     Completed Date:  2007-08-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607909     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gastroenterology Unit, The Canberra Hospital, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Enteral Nutrition*
Meta-Analysis as Topic
Pancreatitis / therapy*
Parenteral Nutrition*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

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