Special Issue "Enteral Nutrition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2012)

Special Issue Editor

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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The subject of enteral nutrition is an interesting one both to the healthcare professionals working in this area of practice and individuals who may benefit from nutritional support. These individuals usually have functional guts but may be suffering from dysphagia with underlying neurological deficit or the effect of radiotherapy treatment. Enteral nutrition involves the administration of nutritional support to individuals whose nutritional requirements cannot be met by the provision of normal diet. Thus, it could be in the form of oral nutritional support and/or the use of tube feeding. Often, enteral nutrition provision involves the assessment of nutritional status, determination of nutritional requirements, establishment of feeding regimes and 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 series of comparisms between the use of feeding tubes, feeding methods and management approaches. Economic evaluation of enteral nutrition and Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) teams to show the benefits of Home enteral tube feeding (HETF) due to the rising cost of HETF has been the subject of intense debate. There have been reviews on advances, challenges and prospects in enteral nutrition.

This special issue is intended to provide current information on enteral nutrition and an insight into recent advances, challenges and prospects of enteral nutrition.

Dr. Omorogieva Ojo
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • feeding tubes
  • enteral feeds
  • enteral feeding methods
  • evaluation of enteral nutrition
  • evaluation of HEN
  • feeding regimes
  • advances in enteral nutrition
  • challenges in enteral nutrition
  • complications
  • ethics

Published Papers (7 papers)

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Nutrients 2013, 5(9), 3461-3469; doi:10.3390/nu5093461
Received: 2 August 2013; in revised form: 26 August 2013 / Accepted: 27 August 2013 / Published: 3 September 2013
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by ,  and
Nutrients 2013, 5(2), 608-623; doi:10.3390/nu5020608
Received: 19 December 2012; in revised form: 17 January 2013 / Accepted: 4 February 2013 / Published: 21 February 2013
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Nutrients 2013, 5(1), 162-207; doi:10.3390/nu5010162
Received: 16 November 2012; in revised form: 17 December 2012 / Accepted: 24 December 2012 / Published: 14 January 2013
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Nutrients 2012, 4(11), 1709-1722; doi:10.3390/nu4111709
Received: 14 September 2012; in revised form: 1 November 2012 / Accepted: 7 November 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(11), 1554-1565; doi:10.3390/nu4111554
Received: 6 August 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 22 October 2012 / Published: 29 October 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(9), 1293-1303; doi:10.3390/nu4091293
Received: 3 July 2012; in revised form: 31 August 2012 / Accepted: 4 September 2012 / Published: 14 September 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(9), 1230-1236; doi:10.3390/nu4091230
Received: 24 July 2012; in revised form: 21 August 2012 / Accepted: 27 August 2012 / Published: 5 September 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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