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Nutrition support in the pediatric surgical patient.

Research paper by Richard R Herman, Imad I Btaiche, Daniel H DH Teitelbaum

Indexed on: 31 May '11Published on: 31 May '11Published in: Surgical Clinics of North America



Abstract

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.