PROMOTING ENTERAL FEEDING TOLERANCE IN PATIENTS WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS
Introduction Many patients requiring long term enteral nutrition have neurological disorders, such as motor neurone disease (MND) or Huntington’s disease (HD). In our experience, a proportion of these individuals may struggle to tolerate enteral feeding despite optimising medical management and excluding obvious gastrointestinal pathology. In MND, prolonged reduced mobility, weaknes...
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Specialist Dietitian, West Cumberland NHS Trust