Enteral Nutrition

Experimentally, enteral nutrition reduces stress ulceration, preserves gastric mucosal integrity by neutralizing acid, and stimulates mucosal blood flow. Early administration of nutrition to patients with multiple traumas may also reduce the occurrence of septic complications and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. These findings have led to some small, retrospective clinical trials that suggest a clinically meaningful effect from the administration of enteral nutrition (Pingleton and Hadzima, 1983; Raff et al, 1997; Gurman et al, 1990). Enteral feeding was, however, found to be a significant risk factor for bleeding in a multicenter study (Cook et al, 1994). This discrepancy may be due to differences in location of nutrient delivery. Tubes placed in the stomach may alkalinize stomach contents, whereas jejunal-feeding tubes may stimulate gastric acid secretion. Although it is widely believed that nutrition is ofvalue in preventing SRES, no large scale, randomized clinical trials have compared enteral nutrition to pharmacologic therapy in SRES. Therefore, enteral nutrition cannot presently be recommended as an effective method in the prophylaxis of SRES.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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