Route of nutrition has no effect on the development of infectious complications


Selcuk H., KANBAY M. , Korkmaz M., Gulsener P., Gur G., Yilmaz U., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.98, no.12, pp.1963-1966, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1963-1966

Abstract

Background: Infection is a serious complication of nutritional support, causing a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Critically ill patients having nutritional support are prone to infectious complications. Questions regarding the effects of the route of nutrition in infectious complications have been asked. We aimed to determine the relationship between the route of nutrition and the risk of developing infectious complications in severely ill patients on nutritional support in an intensive care unit.