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The significance of enteral nutrition in the intensive care unit patient.
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PMID:  8447999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The gut and its nonimmunologic and immunologic barriers have an important role in the survival of critically ill patients. Burns, hemorrhagic shock, intestinal obstruction, protein-calorie malnutrition, and several therapies (e.g., parenteral nutrition, steroids), used in critically ill patients are known to promote the breakdown of the mucosal barrier and to permit translocation of intestinal pathogens. Enteral nutrition, in conjunction with the use of certain immunostimulatory nutrients, can now be used to prevent or minimize damage to the mucosal barrier and to enhance its immunologic function in critically ill patients.
J K Keithley; P Eisenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nursing clinics of North America     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0899-5885     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-15     Completed Date:  1993-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912620     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Critical Illness* / therapy
Enteral Nutrition / methods*,  nursing
Nutritional Requirements*

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