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Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2009 Jan;394(1):17-30. doi: 10.1007/s00423-008-0339-x. Epub 2008 Jun 3.

Food fight! Parenteral nutrition, enteral stimulation and gut-derived mucosal immunity.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Nutrition support is an integral component of modern patient care. Type and route of nutritional support impacts clinical infectious outcomes in critically injured patients.

DISCUSSION:

This article reviews the relationships between type and route of nutrition and gut-derived mucosal immunity in both the clinical and laboratory settings.

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18521625
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PMCID:
PMC2739933
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