Pancreatitis

Can EN be used in pancreatitis? Do we need to use a low fat parenteral or enteral formula in the presence of pancreatitis?

In patients with pancreatitis, nutritional support is imperative. Early replacement compared to no nutrition appears to be associated with a reduction in complications and mortality associated with pancreatitis. Lipid containing PN may be used in patients without a history of hyperlipi-demia or triglyceride clearance problems without worsening the pancreatic inflammation. Recently, EN has been used in patients with pancreatitis. It appears that intrajejunal feedings are safe and well tolerated (McClave and Dryden, 2002). The use of EN as compared with PN has been shown to result in reduced hospital length of stay, intra-abdominal abscesses, and infectious complications. The use of an elemental enteral formula is not necessary. A standard, fat containing, polymeric enteral formula may be used.

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