Commercial enteral formulas and nutrition support teams improve the outcome of home enteral tube feeding.
Summary of "Commercial enteral formulas and nutrition support teams improve the outcome of home enteral tube feeding."
The benefits of home enteral tube feeding (HETF) provided by nutrition support teams (NSTs) have been questioned recently, given the growing costs to the healthcare system. This study examined the effect of a specialized home enteral nutrition program on clinical outcome variables in HETF patients.
Nutrimed Medical Corporation, Krakow, Poland.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21527600
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0148607110378860
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Nutritional support given via the alimentary canal or any route connected to the gastrointestinal system (i.e., the enteral route). This includes oral feeding, sip feeding, and tube feeding using nasogastric, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy tubes.
The administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered by a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).
Parenteral Nutrition, Home
The at-home administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered via a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).
Evaluation and measurement of nutritional variables in order to assess the level of nutrition or the NUTRITIONAL STATUS of the individual. NUTRITION SURVEYS may be used in making the assessment.
Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.
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