Effects of not monitoring gastric residual volume in intensive care patients: A meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Effects of not monitoring gastric residual volume in intensive care patients: A meta-analysis."

Monitoring gastric residual volume has been a common practice in intensive care patients receiving enteral feeding worldwide. Recent studies though, have challenged the reliability and necessity of this routine monitoring process. Several studies even reported improvements in the delivery of enteral feeding without monitoring gastric residual volume, while incurring no additional adverse events. However, the benefit of monitoring gastric residual volume remains controversial in intensive care patients.


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Name: International journal of nursing studies
ISSN: 1873-491X
Pages: 86-93


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