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The use, efficacy and monitoring of artificial nutritional support in a teaching hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8693336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The implementation of circulated guidelines has been audited, by assessing the extent to which nutritional goals were set and achieved and recording the levels of morbidity as a result of complications. Adults receiving artificial nutritional support were studied over a six month period. Nutritional assessment was used to determine adequacy of prescription and efficacy of the support. Energy requirements were retrospectively calculated and compared with prescriptions and actual intakes. Complications and interruptions to the regimens which resulted in lost feeding time were recorded, as were patient outcomes. Nutrient prescriptions were inadequate, delivery of prescriptions was incomplete and thus nutrient supply inadequate.
Authors:
J P McWhirter; K Hill; J Richards; C R Pennington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scottish medical journal     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0036-9330     ISO Abbreviation:  Scott Med J     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-26     Completed Date:  1996-08-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983335R     Medline TA:  Scott Med J     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Enteral Nutrition
Female
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic
Nutrition Assessment
Nutritional Requirements
Nutritional Support* / adverse effects,  standards,  utilization
Parenteral Nutrition
Prospective Studies

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