Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Vol. 14, No. 3, 2010, pp. 141-143
Bioline Code: cm10028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2010, pp. 141-143
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Enteral feed obstructing its own way|
Kesarwani, Vikas; Ghelani, Dhaval R. & Reece, Graham
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.
Enteral feed solidification, esophageal obstruction, esophageal bezoar
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