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Enteral feeding in neurological disorders
  1. Theocharis Stavroulakis,
  2. Christopher J McDermott
  1. Department of Neuroscience, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Christopher J McDermott, Department of Neuroscience, SITraN, The University of Sheffield, 385A Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HQ, UK; c.j.mcdermott{at}sheffield.ac.uk

Abstract

Malnutrition and weight loss, due to suboptimal oral intake, are common in patients with neurological disorders and are associated with increased morbidity, disability and mortality. The nutritional management of neurological patients is crucial, and enteral feeding is commonly used to provide nutritional support. This review presents the different methods of enteral tube feeding and discusses its practice and efficacy in terms of clinical outcomes in the context of motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and stroke.

  • ALZHEIMER-S DISEASE
  • MOTOR NEURON DISEASE
  • PARKINSON-S DISEASE
  • STROKE
  • ENTERAL FEEDING

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