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For COVID-19 ICU patients in the prone position, enteral nutrition in the stomach is generally well-tolerated.
On occasion, postpyloric placement of the feeding tube may be indicated. Placement of postpyloric tubes increases exposure to SARS‐CoV‐2, and thus their use should be considered only on a case‐by‐case basis in patients with COVID‐19.
- Patel, J.J., Martindale, R.G. and McClave, S.A. (2020), Relevant Nutrition Therapy in COVID‐19 and the Constraints on Its Delivery by a Unique Disease Process. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 35: 792-799. doi:10.1002/ncp.10566.