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MEDISAN

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Abstract

PEREZ FUENTES, Iván Alexei; GONZALEZ BLANCO, Juan Carlos; RODRIGUEZ YERO, Daymarelis  and  MARIN DOLZ, Isbet. Relation between the early enteral nutrition and the necropsic acute digestive findings in an intensive care unit. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.6, pp.814-819. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive, longitudinal and retrospective study of 74 dead patients was carried out in the Intensive Care Unit of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba from November, 2010 to July, 2011, aimed at identifying the relation between the early enteral nutrition and the necropsic acute digestive findings in those affected. The beginning before the 36 hours of admission to the Emergency Service was established as criterium of early enteral nutrition. In the series, the male sex, the aged patients, the surgical treatment as the most frequently associated, the patients with diet and the early enteral nutrition in the dead without acute digestive injuries prevailed

Keywords : early enteral nutrition; acute digestive injury; Intensive Care Unit; secondary health care.

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