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Enteral Feeding

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

Rushdi et al. 2004. Control of diarrhea by fiber-enriched diet in ICU patients on enteral nutrition: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

Control of diarrhea by fiber-enriched diet in ICU patients on enteral nutrition: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

This prospective double blind, controlled study evaluates the use of partially hydrolysed guar gum (PHGG) in enteral feeds, to prevent diarrhoea in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The results showed that enteral nutrition formulae enriched with PHGG was related to a decrease of diarrhoeal episodes in ICU patients with pre-existing diarrhoea.