Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition in the Elderly Patient

  • Brad M. Dworkin
Part of the Contemporary Geriatric Medicine book series (COGM, volume 3)

Abstract

The past two decades have witnessed a dramatic change in our ability to provide adequate nutrition for our patients. At the present time, this frequently involves the use of enteral tube feedings or intravenous alimentation. This chapter will provide a practical background for the use of these advanced enteral and parenteral nutritional support techniques in the geriatric patient.

Keywords

Zinc Carbohydrate Manganese Iodine Dehydration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brad M. Dworkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Nutrition, The Sarah C. Upham Division of Gastroenterology, Department of MedicineNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

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