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2010-05-03 06:32:14

Extremely low birthweight infants (ELBW) who received feedings supplemented with probiotics had better weight gain than infants who were not given the supplements, according to a randomized, controlled, double-blind study presented Saturday, May 1 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Probiotics, which means "for life" in Latin, are healthy, live organism supplements that provide benefit to the host. Their effect on digestive health...

2010-03-01 04:46:00

LONDON, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The European intravenous (IV) therapy and enteral nutrition devices market currently offers a highly dynamic and lucrative environment. Advances in pharmacology and a wider range of blood products have substantially increased the number of possible drug therapies, which can be used with IV therapy devices. At the same time, developments in biotechnology are rapidly expanding the range of available blood products. (Logo:...

2010-02-10 08:27:00

Researchers from Brown University and Harvard Medical School are calling for improved decision-making in the use of feeding tubes for hospitalized nursing home residents with advanced dementia. Their position follows an eight-year study, which found that the use of feeding tubes varies widely. Among their major findings: At 25 percent of the nation's acute-care hospitals, this vulnerable population had a one in 10 chance of having a feeding tube inserted. Twelve percent of acute-care...

2010-02-10 07:50:50

Despite being of questionable benefit for patients with advanced dementia, new research finds that hospitals with certain characteristics, such as those that are larger or for-profit, are more likely to have a higher rate of feeding tube placement, according to a study in the February 10 issue of JAMA. Dementia is a leading cause of death in the United States, and estimates project that 16 million individuals will have dementia by 2050. Characteristics of advanced dementia can include severe...

2010-02-08 10:39:00

'Be A.W.A.R.E.' Initiative Drives Awareness for Improving the Safety of Enteral Medication Delivery FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle HealthCare Nutrition today announced the launch of a new initiative to promote safer medication delivery through an enteral feeding tube in hospitals based on the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations. The "Be A.W.A.R.E." campaign is designed to increase...

2010-01-07 09:53:00

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, January 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - CORTRAK Placement Skill Will Help Nurses Avoid Tube Placement Complications, Minimize X-Ray Exposure and Control Costs Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com), a world leader in healthcare and medical publishing and online solutions, today announced that Elsevier/Mosby Nursing Skills (http://www.nursingskills.com), a Web-based skills reference and competency management tool offering nurses detailed information on more...

2009-12-14 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, increased use of safety devices for small-bore connectors for disposable enteral feeding devices will be a key driver of the enteral feeding device markets in both the US and Europe. MRG's new US and European Markets for Enteral Feeding Devices 2010 report finds that the giving set segment will experience the greatest impact from facilities...

2009-12-08 11:06:00

Fellowships Will Advance Enteral Nutrition Therapy as a Necessary Component of Care For Acute and Chronically Ill Patients MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, Inc. today announced the creation of a new Enteral Nutrition Fellowship Program designed to transform patient care by providing physicians specializing in trauma, surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology and critical care with intensive training in nutrition therapy at some of the...

2009-12-02 18:55:41

A recent study conducted by researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children's Hospital sheds new light on feeding challenges often faced by premature infants. Although the prevalence of this disorder is well recognized, the feeding milestones for infants have not been well described. The new study, published online in the Journal of Perinatology, defines the feeding milestones leading to these infants' transition to oral feeding based on their gestational age and explains other coexisting...

2009-08-26 08:00:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation announces the launch of a new awareness campaign for its NeoThrive Enteral Feeding System. The exclusive NeoThrive System provides Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) a safer way to help their fragile patients grow. NeoThrive uses distinct "Enteral Only" orange coloring and a specialty connector to eliminate the risk of serious IV line misconnections. Together with the NeoThrive Enteral Pump, the Baxa system provides a...


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