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2010-09-20 22:06:10

Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) requires an adequate nutritional support. Enteral nutrition (EN) should be preferred to total parenteral nutrition in patients with SAP, as it is associated with reduced mortality and complications. However, in clinical practice EN is employed far less frequently than it should. The main obstacle to EN diffusion is that it is considered complicated, as to ensure full pancreatic rest, nutrition tubes should be placed in the jejunum, requiring often troublesome...

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2010-06-27 06:15:00

A German court has ruled that a dying person has the right to have life support turned off if that person has given their consent. Germany's Federal Court of Justice has acquitted a lawyer who had advised a daughter to cut off the feeding tube of a woman who lay comatose in a hospital ward. The patient had expressed her wish at an earlier time that she did not wish to be kept alive artificially. The lawyer appealed to the federal court after a lower court had given him a nine-month...

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...

2009-07-15 11:53:00

Recent Death of Infant in Madrid Brings Issue to Forefront SILVER SPRING, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), whose mission is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy, is saddened by the recent death of an infant in Madrid, Spain, who died when formula was given to him through an IV catheter and not through a feeding tube in his stomach. "This type of tube...

2009-02-03 05:00:00

"Be A.L.E.R.T." Initiative Complements New Tube-Feeding Best-Practice Recommendations NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to safety, Nestle HealthCare Nutrition and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, or A.S.P.E.N., today announced the launch of a new initiative to promote safe tube-feeding in hospitals. The "Be A.L.E.R.T." campaign is designed to raise awareness of key steps that should be taken in order to administer tube...

2007-09-01 06:03:42

By Carla McClain, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Sep. 1--The death of Tucson attorney Kimberley A. Taylor after undergoing cosmetic surgery was caused by a failed attempt to intubate her when she stopped breathing during the operation, a lawsuit filed by the family says. The suit, claiming "malpractice and gross negligence," was filed in Pima County Superior Court in August against Taylor's plastic surgeon, Dr. Armando Alfaro, and his nurse anesthetist, Elizabeth Kayser. Taylor, who...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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