Enteral Versus Parenteral Nutrition for Acute Pancreatitis

Siow, Elaine
August 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2008, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p19
Academic Journal
The article analyzes findings of several randomized controlled trials (RCT) in which investigators compared the outcomes of enteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition in patients with acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is a condition characterized by the activation of enzymes in the pancreatic acinar cells with inflammation spreading into the surrounding tissue. One disadvantage of using parenteral nutrition is catheter-related sepsis.


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