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Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition in patients with severe pancreatitis

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eMediNexus    02 October 2017

According to a meta-analysis published online September 13, 2017 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, compared with parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition is associated with lower rates of overall mortality and multiple organ failure in patients with severe pancreatitis in an intensive care unit. The study recommends enteral nutrition as the preferred route of nutrition for critically ill patients with severe acute pancreatitis.

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