Moving beyond the ‘pancreatic rest’ in severe and critical acute pancreatitis.

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Moving beyond the 'pancreatic rest' in severe and critical acute pancreatitis.

Crit Care. 2013 Jul 1;17(4):161

Authors: Petrov MS

Abstract
Nasojejunal tube feeding is considered the current standard of care in patients with severe and critical acute pancreatitis. However, it is not known whether enteral nutrition is best delivered into the jejunum. This Commentary discusses recent clinical studies that have shown that tube feeding into the stomach is safe and well tolerated in the vast majority of patients with acute pancreatitis, thus overthrowing the notion of putting the pancreas at rest. Development of a new conceptual framework is warranted to further advance nutritional management of patients with acute pancreatitis.

PMID: 23837725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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