2010 - Review: Enteral nutrition reduces mortality, multiple organ failure, and systemic infection more than TPN in acute pancreatitis

Sultan, Shahnaz; Forsmark, Chris E.
July 2010
ACP Journal Club;7/20/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's views on a research study which studied the advantages of enteral nutrition (EN) and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in patients with acute pancreatitis. The research concluded that EN reduces mortality, multiple organ failure, systemic infections and operative interventions more than TPN in patients with acute pancreatitis. The author opines that EN is safer and more effective than TPN for providing nutrition to patients with acute pancreatitis.


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