Early feeds not force feeds: enteral nutrition in traumatic brain injury

Asad Azim, Ansab A. Haider, Peter M Rhee, Ket Verma, Elizabeth Windell, Tahereh Orouji Jokar, Narong Kulvatunyou, Mary Meer, Rifat - Latifi, Bellal Joseph

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines recommend the early use of enteral nutrition to optimize recovery following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our aim was to examine the effect of early feeds (≤24 hours) on clinical outcomes after TBI. MATERIALS: We performed a 3-year retrospective study of patients with severe TBI (GCS

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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StateAccepted/In press - Apr 26 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery

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