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.
- Understanding Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) Also in Spanish
- What Is Enteral Nutrition? (American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition) Also in Spanish
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: More Nutritional Support on the Wards after a Previous Intensive Care...
- Article: Nutritional support in the critical ill patient: Requirements, prescription and adherence.
- Article: Nutritional interventions in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: systematic review.
- Nutritional Support -- see more articles
- Central Lines (Central Venous Catheters) (Nemours Foundation)
- Implanted Ports (Nemours Foundation)
- Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC Line) (Nemours Foundation)
- Tunneled Central Lines (Nemours Foundation)
- Feeding tube - infants (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Gastrostomy feeding tube - bolus (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Gastrostomy feeding tube - pump - child (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Jejunostomy feeding tube (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Nasogastric feeding tube (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- PEG tube insertion - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish