What is the timing and route of enteral nutrition?

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The timing and route of enteral nutrition are influenced by the presence of pain, vomiting, and the number of nasogastric aspirates. A recent meta-analysis showed that enteral nutrition started within 48 hours of admission significantly reduced mortality. Nasogastric (NG) tube insertion appears to be the best current initial approach to enteral feeding as nasojejunal (NJ) tube insertion often requires endoscopy or radiology expertise for insertion and may cause a delay to commence feeding. The third...
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