Early initiated feeding versus early reached target enteral nutrition in critically ill children: An observational study in paediatric intensive care units in Turkey


Bagci S., Keles E., Girgin F., Yildizdas D. R. , ÖZGÜR HOROZ Ö., Yalindag N., ...More

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, vol.54, no.5, pp.480-486, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jpc.13810
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.480-486

Abstract

Aim: Although early enteral nutrition (EN) is strongly associated with lower mortality in critically ill children, there is no consensus on the definition of early EN. The aim of this study was to evaluate our current practice supplying EN and to identify factors that affect both the initiation of feeding within 24 h after paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission and the adequate supply of EN in the first 48 h after PICU admission in critically ill children.