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Give enteral nutrition a chance in critically ill adults

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 12 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8387

Intensive care specialists are still debating the best way to meet the complex nutritional needs of critically ill adults. International guidelines recommend enteral nutrition first but diverge on what to do when this is not enough. The latest trial tested top-up parenteral (intravenous) nutrition, starting on day 4 for five …

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