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Nutrition

Developing a clinical care pathway to reduce and treat enteric feeding tube site skin excoriation: a quality-improvement pilot study

In our organisation, the average yearly enteric tube insertions, patient assessments, and amount of specialist nursing hours for enteral site skin excoriation have been increasing. The estimated...

The frequency of nutrition impact symptoms and reduced oral intake among consecutive COVID-19 patients from an Australian health service

A retrospective observational study was completed over 9 months, from the first positive case identified on the ward (3 March 2020) until 30 November 2020, at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, a large...

Evidence-based management of disease-related malnutrition: updated guidance

The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community panel has updated its guidance for community healthcare professionals.

Buried bumper syndrome: prevention and management in the community

BBS is when the internal bumper migrates along the stoma tract outside of the stomach (Cyrany et al, 2016). BBS is thought to be caused by excessive compression of the tissue between the internal...

Addressing nutrition in the road map of recovery for those with long COVID-19

COVID-19 has shone a light on the poor state of the health of our nation. Those severely affected by COVID-19 have comprised some of the most vulnerable members of the population with the poorest...

An overview of enteral feeding in the community

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes are used for enteral feeding. These are long-term, artificial enteral feeding tubes suitable for adults and children that require endoscopic placement,...

Early enteral nutrition after lower gastrointestinal surgery: impact on hospital stay and complications

In their Cochrane review, Herbert et al (2018) aimed to evaluate whether feeding patients within the first 24 hours after lower gastrointestinal surgery orally or through a tube would shorten the...

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