Feed intolerance in a paediatric traumatic brain injury patient
Introduction It is well known that traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases the body’s metabolic response.1,2 This increased metabolic response leads to hyperglycemia, protein wasting and an increased energy demand, thus adequate nutrition support is vital for recovery.2-4 Adequate nutrition has been a clinical challenge for decades as poor feed tolerance; due to increased gastric resi...
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Bianca Parau Bsc. Hons
Registered Dietitian Senior Paediatric Dietitian Bupa Cromwell Hospital