MBchB study guide

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NUTRITIONAL SUPPORTNutritional Support may supplement normal feeding, or completely replace normal feeding into the gastrointestinal tract.Benefits of Nutritional Support1. Preservation of nutritional status2. Prevention of complications of protein malnutrition 3. Reduce Post-operative complicationsWho requires nutritional support?1-Patients already with malnutrition - surgery/trauma/sepsis2-Patients at risk of malnutrition Thusa) Depleted reservesb) Cannot eat for > 5 daysc) Impaired bowel functiond) Critical Illness e) Need for prolonged bowel restHow do we detect malnutritio

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