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The use of peptide feed to resolve tolerance issues in a jejunally fed post-op cancer patient
GEORGE IS A 63 YEAR OLD MARRIED MAN WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MALIGNANT NEOPLASM OF THE OESOPHAGUS IN SEPTEMBER 2011.
A two stage oesophago-gastrectomy was performed in February 2012 with a jejunal tube inserted for feeding. The patient reported that during his hospital stay he was given a polymeric feed via the jejunostomy. He suffered with severe diarrhoea for the length of his hospital stay. He was discharged home in April 2012, taking small meals and snacks without enteral nutrition. Over a 6 mo...