Nutritional support is therapy for people who cannot get enough nourishment by eating or drinking. You may need it if you
- Can't swallow
- Have problems with your appetite
- Are severely malnourished
- Can't absorb nutrients through your digestive system
You receive nutritional support through a needle or catheter placed in your vein or with a feeding tube, which goes into your stomach.
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Efficacy of alanyl glutamine in nutritional support therapy for patients with...
- Article: Association between early postoperative nutritional supplement utilisation and length of stay...
- Article: Evaluation of Nutritional Support and In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Malnutrition.
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