Enteral Feeding

Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about recommendations and guidelines on enteral feeding and different types of enteral feeds.

Homman et al. 2004. The beneficial effects of PHGG in enteral nutrition in medical and surgical patients.

Gastrointestinal intolerance is a common problem with enteral nutrition. This randomised controlled trial investigated the influence of a soluble fibre known as PHGG (partially hydolysed guar gum) in medical and surgical enterally fed patients with GI intolerance. Results demonstrated that enteral nutrition supplemented with PHGG lowered diarrhoea rates in patients receiving total and supplemental enteral nutrition, as well as experiencing fewer side effects and less interruption to feeding schedules.