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Clin Geriatr Med. 1996 May;12(2):379-91.

Nutrition and hydration in the terminal patient.

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Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

Artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) may be provided parenterally or enterally. Hydration alone can be provided intravenously (vein) or subcutaneously (hypodermocylsis). This article explores the medical myths surrounding ANH, especially the enteral route ("tube feeding"), and discusses alternative approaches.

PMID:
8799355
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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