EARLY ENTERAL FEEDING VERSUS ‘NIL BY MOUTH’. Journal Club Presentation December 2001 Presenter: Jui Tham Mentor: Dr G Keogh. BACKGROUND. Many patients are relatively undernourished prior to surgery. Physiological response to starvation – glycogen, proteins, fats as energy sources.
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EARLY ENTERAL FEEDING VERSUS ‘NIL BY MOUTH’
Journal Club Presentation
Presenter: Jui Tham
Mentor: Dr G Keogh
“A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Early Enteral Feeding After Resection of Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancy” MJ Heslin, et al. Annals of Surgery 226: 4; 567-80. 1997.