CI: Enteral Nutrition and Fiber (2011)
In adult patients who are critically ill, does the addition of fiber to enteral nutrition (EN) decrease diarrhea?
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.
Evidence Summary: In adult patients who are critically ill, does the addition fiber to enteral nutrition (EN) decrease diarrhea?
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- Hart GK, Dobb GJ. Effect of a fecal bulking agent on DIARRHEA during enteral feeding in the critically ill. J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1988 Sep-Oct; 12 (5): 465-468. PMID: 3141642.
- Spapen H, Diltoer M, Van Malderen C, Opdenacker G, Suys E, Huyghens L. Soluble fiber reduces the incidence of DIARRHEA in septic patients receiving total enteral nutrition: a prospective, double-blind, randomized, and controlled trial. Clin Nutr. 2001 Aug; 20 (4): 301-305. PMID: 11478826.
Search Plan and Results: CI: Fiber and Enteral Nutrition 2011