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Revista colombiana de Gastroenterología

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MAYORGA-GARCES, Alejandro; OTERO-REGINO, William  and  PARGA-BERMUDEZ, Julián. Nutrition in acute pancreatitis: new concepts for an old problem. Rev. colomb. Gastroenterol. [online]. 2020, vol.35, n.4, pp.465-470.  Epub July 12, 2021. ISSN 0120-9957.

Nutrition management in acute pancreatitis has been a matter of debate worldwide. For many years, the concept of pancreatic rest was widespread and accepted to treat acute pancreatitis. However, current knowledge of early nutrition allows maintaining the intestinal barrier’s integrity, preventing the occurrence of infectious complications, which is associated with a shorter hospital stay, fewer complications, and better prognosis. This review presents the main advantages of early nutrition in acute pancreatitis, its safety, and the route of administration.

Keywords : Nutrition; Pancreatic rest; Nasogastric tube; Nasojejunal tube.

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