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Early Feeding after Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Patients

In line with other recent articles, this study looks at the timing of feeding patients on the ICU after a patient has had a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement. In practice there is variation, with some patients waiting as little as 1 hour and others fasting for 24hours, which can have a significant impact on nutritional intake. To investigate this further, Shahmanyan et al (USA) investigated if there was a... more

Use of Food for Special Medical Purposes in Areas of Paediatric Dietetics: A Double-Edged Sword?

Elements of enteral tube feeding in paediatric dietetics have vastly changed over several decades, from the labour-intensive practice of blending eggs, milk and chicken in the early days, to the introduction of commercial formulations in the 80s. The extensive range of commercial formulations including oral nutrition supplements and tube feeds available today more