Enteral feed obstructing its own way
Graham Reece, Vikas Kesarwani, Dhaval Ghelani
Enteral feed solidification, esophageal obstruction, esophageal bezoar
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Reece G, Kesarwani V, Ghelani D. Enteral feed obstructing its own way. Indian J Crit Care Med 2010; 14 (3):141-143.
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Esophageal obstruction due to solidified enteral feeds is a rare but distressful complication in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. It has been suggested that gastroesophageal reflux, very low gastric pH, decreased pepsin and pancreatic enzyme secretions may be responsible for the solidification of casein containing enteral formulas. Recognition and avoidance of these factors will prevent such complication.
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