Papers And Originals

New Jejunostomy Feed

Br Med J 1973; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5881.609 (Published 22 September 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;3:609
  1. J. T. Hindmarsh,
  2. R. G. Clark

    Abstract

    Three patients with duodenal fistulae were fed solely with an easily prepared, inexpensive jejunostomy feed for 14, 21, and 23 days respectively. Sodium, potassium, and nitrogen balances became positive, diarrhoea did not develop, and body weight increased. The feed was life-saving: the patients' superficial veins were thrombosed, and percaval feeding was considered undesirable.