Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nasojejunal feeding in severe pancreatitis

A study published last year in the journal Pancreas on jejunal feeding of patients with severe pancreatitis was recently given a rating of 8 by the Faculty of 1000 Medicine as a study worthy of changing practice. Fairly dramatic improvements in outcomes were noted with jejunal feeding as compared to TPN.

While this was an important study it only addressed jejunal feeding versus TPN. It did not address other controversial issues such as when to artificially feed pancreatitis patients at all, and the role of nasogastric feeding versus jejunal feeding.

Medscape commentary here.

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