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Oral feeding in acute pancreatitis

Maciej Zaniewski, Zbigniew Smyła, Piotr Piekorz, Eugeniusz Majewski, Jacek Kostecki, Dawid Hadasik
Chirurgia Polska 2006;8(4):252-258.

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Vol 8, No 4 (2006)
Published online: 2007-01-19

Abstract

Background: Views about feeding in acute pancreatitis have changed radically over the last few years. It is agreed that oral nutrition should be introduced in a period of 48 hours after admission to hospital with maintained motor activity of the digestive system. The role of oral or enteral nutrition is used for maintenance of the regular functioning of intestinal mucous membrane changes.
Material and methods: During 2002-2004, 162 patients were hospitalized in the Surgical Department and Clinical Ward of the Silesian Medical Academy in Tychy because of acute pancreatitis. 120 patients had oral nutrition introduced between the 2nd and 4th day of hospitalization.
Results: The relationship between the average time of hospitalization and the begininng of oral feeding was observed (7.65 vs. 20,45 days of hospitalization for patients fed orally from the 2nd and 4th day of their stay in hospital).
Conclusions: From the above data, we can conclude that the possibility of introducing oral nutrition can be one of the prognostic factors of the course of acute pancreatitis.

Abstract

Background: Views about feeding in acute pancreatitis have changed radically over the last few years. It is agreed that oral nutrition should be introduced in a period of 48 hours after admission to hospital with maintained motor activity of the digestive system. The role of oral or enteral nutrition is used for maintenance of the regular functioning of intestinal mucous membrane changes.
Material and methods: During 2002-2004, 162 patients were hospitalized in the Surgical Department and Clinical Ward of the Silesian Medical Academy in Tychy because of acute pancreatitis. 120 patients had oral nutrition introduced between the 2nd and 4th day of hospitalization.
Results: The relationship between the average time of hospitalization and the begininng of oral feeding was observed (7.65 vs. 20,45 days of hospitalization for patients fed orally from the 2nd and 4th day of their stay in hospital).
Conclusions: From the above data, we can conclude that the possibility of introducing oral nutrition can be one of the prognostic factors of the course of acute pancreatitis.
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Keywords

acute pancreatitis; oral nutrition; enteral nutrition

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Title

Oral feeding in acute pancreatitis

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 8, No 4 (2006)

Pages

252-258

Published online

2007-01-19

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2006;8(4):252-258.

Keywords

acute pancreatitis
oral nutrition
enteral nutrition

Authors

Maciej Zaniewski
Zbigniew Smyła
Piotr Piekorz
Eugeniusz Majewski
Jacek Kostecki
Dawid Hadasik

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