Oct 8, 2019 | Tuesday Tube Facts
Enteral nutrition (EN) has almost completely replaced parenteral nutrition (PN) in burn patients.*
EN is safe, cost effective, and has many clinical advantages over PN for delivering vital nutrition to severely burned patients.*
* Clark, A., Imran, J., Madni, T., Wolf, S. Nutrition and metabolism in burn patients. Burns & Trauma. 2017. 5:11
Aug 27, 2019 | Tuesday Tube Facts
13.4% of patients who were diagnosed as malnourished received either parenteral or enteral nutrition during their hospital stay.
Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition because it is cheaper and has a lower risk of complications (especially infection).
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