Nutritional support in acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Nutritional support can have a significant beneficial impact on the course of moderate to severe acute pancreatitis. Enteral nutrition is preferred, with emphasis on establishment of jejunal access; however, parenteral nutrition can also be of value if intestinal failure is present. Early initiation of nutritional support is critical, with benefits decreasing rapidly if begun after 48 hours from admission. Severe malnutrition in chronic pancreatitis can be avoided or treated with dietary modifications or enteral nutrition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grant, JP

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 805 - viii

PubMed ID

  • 21787969

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.suc.2011.04.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States