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《Journal of Nursing(China)》 2006-08
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Complications Induced from Early Enteral Nutrition by Feeding Pump in Patients with Severe Craniocerebral Injury

PENG Ping, ZHOU Jia, TANG Yan-ping (Dept. of Neurosurgery, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510282, China)  
Objective To explore the reasonable application of feeding pump to decrease the rate of complications induced from early enteral nutrition in patients with severe craniocerebral injury. Methods 67 patients with severe craniocerebral injury were divided into the observation group and control group according to the admission time sequence. 34 cases in the observation group received enteral nutrition by nasal feeding pump at equal speed, beginning with 25% of the total amount and adding feeding at 25% of the total amount day by day. If necessary, venous nutrition was use as supplements. The heads were raised to 30°~45° at nutrition feeding. In the control group, the 33 cases were fed with nasal nutrition by regular injection. Results The cases in the observation group had fewer functional disturbances of intestine and stomach than the control did. The complications like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, hyperglycemia, displace and obstruction of nasograstic tube in the observation group were significantly fewer than those in the control group, statistically with significant difference (P0.05). Conclusion Early enteral nutrition through continuous dripping via feeding pump may reduce the complication from enteral nutrition support and makes it safer and more effective for patients with severe craniocerebral injury.
【CateGory Index】: R473.6
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