Does total parenteral nutrition-induced intestinal mucosal atrophy occur in humans and can it be affected by enteral supplements?

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Abstract

When generalized malnutrition is present, the relative merits of providing nutritional support by enteral or parenteral feeding have been commonly resolved by using the enteral route if it is available. However, if the parenteral route alone is chosen, there remains the question whether intestinal mucosal mass or function (absorption or barrier maintenance) is affected and, if so, whether enteral supplements are beneficial. This article reviews the current information available and its application to the care of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in gastroenterology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 4 1996

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