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Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Dec 15;59(7):1327-9. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24275. Epub 2012 Aug 21.

Enteral nutrition is feasible in pediatric stem cell transplantation patients.

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Division of Nutrition, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Ege University School of Medicine, IZMIR, Turkey.

Abstract

We aimed to demonstrate whether enteral nutrition (EN) is feasible in daily practice of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).Nutritional records of 100 patients were evaluated. Patients with poor oral intake were fed by EN with tube. A total of 79 patients required nutritional support. Of them, 71 were fed by EN only. Five were fed by EN plus parenteral nutrition (PN),three were fed by PN only. Median duration of EN was 21 days. In the EN only group, 68% gained or maintained their weight. EN should be considered as a feasible option for nutrition support in children undergoing HSCT.

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22911565
DOI:
10.1002/pbc.24275
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