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Esophageal athresia

B Santini, F Savino, A P Ivaldi, L Ferrero, A Canova, F Madon
Enteral nutrition is increasingly used in the management of sick children. Malnutrition may frequently complicate chronic illness in children and nutritional support may be a primary treatment. Particularly children with malnutrition due to certain chronic disorders may need long term enteral nutrition not only in hospital but also at home. We report our experience on home enteral nutrition of 14 patients, aged from 3 months to 15 years. Eleven had a serious weight deficit (< 3 degrees percentile), but none had severe alteration of the biohumoral nutritional parameters...
October 1996: Minerva Pediatrica
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