Managing feeding intolerance in a patient with Traumatic Brain Injury
Synopsis This case study discusses the nutritional management of a critically ill patient with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Due to poor tolerance of gastric feeding, his nutritional requirements could not be met using a polymeric formula. His feed was changed to Peptamen® HN (a 100% whey peptide feed) and enteral absorption improved, allowing his full nutritional requirements to b...
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Critical Care Dietitian, University of Southampton Hospitals NHS Trust