Enteral Nutrition (Series in Clinical Nutrition)

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Written for health care practitioners, including physicians, dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists, this up-to-date book provides the scientific rationale for feeding patients by tube and describes what can be accomplished with a sound, practical approach to the delivery, monitoring, and management of enteral nutrition. The principles outlined are applicable to patients receiving enteral support short-term in the hospital, chronically at home, or in an institution. The book is divided into three sections. The first...
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Overview

Written for health care practitioners, including physicians, dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists, this up-to-date book provides the scientific rationale for feeding patients by tube and describes what can be accomplished with a sound, practical approach to the delivery, monitoring, and management of enteral nutrition. The principles outlined are applicable to patients receiving enteral support short-term in the hospital, chronically at home, or in an institution. The book is divided into three sections. The first part discusses the scientific rationale for enteral nutrition. It also addresses the gastrointestinal tract and its function as an organ, particularly in its response to injury and illness. The second part discusses the clinical rationale and practical techniques for successfully administering enteral nutrition. The book concludes with a "handbook" describing the activities associated with delivering enteral nutrition.

Covers bacterial translocation/early postoperative feeding/ micronutrient additives/metabolic complications/etc.

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Provides a scientific rationale for feeding patients by tube, and outlines a practical approach to the delivery, monitoring, and management of enteral nutrition. For physicians, dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists, presents principles that are applicable to patients receiving enteral support short-term in the hospital, chronically at home, or in an institution. Includes information on the gastrointestinal tract and its function, particularly in response to injury and illness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412984716
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 12/31/1995
  • Series: Series in Clinical Nutrition
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 231

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Ch. 1 Gastrointestinal Physiology and the Gastrointestinal Tract as a Central Organ in the Hypermetabolic Response to Injury 3
Ch. 2 Bacterial Translocation 15
Ch. 3 Enteral Nutrition and Critical Illness 25
Ch. 4 Requirements for Patients Receiving Enteral Nutrition 37
Ch. 5 Specific Nutrients for the Gastrointestinal Tract: Glutamine, Arginine, Nucleotides, and Structured Lipids 47
Ch. 6 A Successful Technique for Providing Enteral Nutrition 63
Ch. 7 Development of an Enteral Nutrition Support Service 69
Ch. 8 Early Postoperative Feeding 78
Ch. 9 Transitional Feeding 107
Ch. 10 Selecting Enteral Products 115
Ch. 11 Early Enteral Feeding via a Feeding Jejunostomy: A Safe Technique in Critically Ill Patients 142
Ch. 12 Who Should Receive Enteral Nutrition and What Are the Nutrient Requirements? 155
Ch. 13 Micronutrient Additives 161
Ch. 14 Enteral Feeding Formulas and Administrative Techniques 173
Ch. 15 Metabolic Complications 181
Ch. 16 Gastrointestinal Complications: Diarrhea and High Gastric Residuals 188
Ch. 17 Feeding Tube Placement 193
Ch. 18 Care of Feeding Tubes 197
Ch. 19 Transitional Feeding Strategies for Discharge 199
Index 207
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