Our experience of enteral and parenteral nutrition support assessment in Turkey

Deniz Erdem, Piril Tuncay, Dilek Atabey, Mutlu Doğanay, Arzu Şahna, Hülya Ergun


Background: Enteral nutrition (EN) is administration of macro-micro nutrients to gastrointestinal system (GIS) through nasofeeding tubing (NF) (nasogastric, nasoduodenal, nasojejunal) or percutaneous access path. We aimed to evaluate demographic data’s, nutrition pathways, number of feeding days, the reasons for the outcome, domain enteral and parenteral nutrition support (ENS and PNS).

Methods: The sample is formed with 2113 ENS patients and 5438 PNS patients. Specified in the objective parameters were retrospectively followed by clinical nutrition unit (CNU).

Results: 2113 and 5438 patients respectively were given ENS and PNS. The cause of termination was mostly death. 387 patients of PNS became apparent that with the use of enteral and parenteral access path area.  These patients were fed an average of 3.14 days in combination.

Conclusions: Although our results show that ENS is lower than PNS, ENS is preferred to PNS because of safety, effectiveness and low cost. PNS is an important diet in patients who haven’t got adequate oral intake or non-oral feeding. CNU should be established in hospitals and patients should be closely monitored.


Enteral, Parenteral, Nutrition

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