CI: Enteral Nutrition and Fiber (2011)
In adult patients who are critically ill, does the addition of fiber to enteral nutrition (EN) decrease diarrhea?
Diarrhea may be reduced in adult critically ill patients when guar gum is included in the EN regimen. The impact of other types of fiber on reducing diarrhea is unclear due to variations in the fiber combinations and amounts used in the studies.
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- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
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- Grade V 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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Search Plan and Results: CI: Fiber and Enteral Nutrition 2011