Special Issue "Recent Advances in Enteral Nutrition"


A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Omorogieva Ojo
School of Health and Social Care, Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich, London, SE9 2UG, UK.
Website: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/health/about/departments/care/staff/omo-ojo
E-Mail: O.Ojo@gre.ac.uk
Phone: +44 20 8331 8000 (ext. 8626)
Interests: diabetes and clinical nutrition

Guest Editor
Dr. Joanne Brooke
Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science, Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich, London, SE9 2UG, UK
Website: https://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/health/about/departments/care/staff/jo-brooke
E-Mail: joanne.brooke@kentcht.nhs.uk
Phone: +4420 8331 8000 (ext. 8737)
Interests: stroke, dementia and clinical nutrition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The subject of enteral nutrition is an interesting one both to the healthcare professionals working in this practice area and to the individuals who may benefit from nutritional support. These individuals usually have functional guts but may be suffering from dysphagia (with the underlying neurological deficits) or the effects of radiotherapy treatment. Enteral nutrition involves the administration of nutritional support to individuals whose nutritional requirements cannot be met by a normal diet. Thus, enteral nutrition could be in the form of oral nutritional support and/or involve tube feeding. Often, enteral nutrition provisioning involves the assessment of nutritional status, the determination of nutritional requirements, the establishment of feeding regimes, and the management of patients, pumps, feeds, and feeding tubes.

Researchers in this field are also keen to evaluate the effect of enteral feeding protocols, algorithms, and guidelines on patients with different medical conditions in various care settings. There have also been a series of comparisons between the uses of feeding tubes, feeding methods, and management approaches. Economic evaluations of enteral nutrition and Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) teams show the benefits of Home Enteral Tube Feeding (HETF); however, due to the rising cost of HETF, there has been intense debate on the subject. There have been reviews on advances, challenges, and prospects in enteral nutrition.

This Special Issue is intended to provide information on recent advances in the area of enteral nutrition.

Dr. Omorogieva Ojo
Dr Joanne Brooke
Guest Editors


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  • enteral tube feeding and long term conditions
  • feeding tubes
  • enteral feeds
  • enteral feeding methods
  • evaluation of enteral nutrition
  • evaluation of HEN
  • feeding regimes
  • Recent advances in enteral nutrition
  • challenges in enteral nutrition
  • complications
  • ethics

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Nutrients 2014, 6(11), 5298-5311; doi:10.3390/nu6115298
Received: 21 August 2014; in revised form: 8 October 2014 / Accepted: 21 October 2014 / Published: 21 November 2014
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Nutrients 2014, 6(11), 5142-5152; doi:10.3390/nu6115142
Received: 29 September 2014; in revised form: 14 October 2014 / Accepted: 17 October 2014 / Published: 18 November 2014
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