Indexed on: 31 May '11Published on: 31 May '11Published in: Surgical Clinics of North America
This article deals with the nutritional needs of pediatric patients. It begins by discussing the caloric requirements of different pediatric patients and moves on to a breakdown of the specific nutrients required. It then progresses to a detailed description of the enteral and parenteral modalities for delivery of nutrition to pediatric patients. The article concludes with a discussion of specific problems and disorders encountered in pediatric surgical patients.