Paediatric Malabsorption

Information for healthcare professionals to learn about nutrition and gastrointestinal malabsorption in children.

Ibrahim, H. et al. 2020. Peptide-based formula versus standard-based polymeric formula for critically ill children: is it superior for patients' tolerance?

This single blind case control study aim was to compare the effect of a peptide-based formula versus a standard polymeric formula on feeding tolerance parameters and other clinical outcomes among critically ill children. The study found that the peptide-based formula feeding was better tolerated than standard polymeric formula feeding in critically ill pediatric patients. However, the choice of patients receiving the peptide-based formula needs to be further evaluated.