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Document Summary
Title Impaired gut barrier function
Description How impaired gut barrier function affects health
Creation Date 17 April 2001
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Critically ill patients, in a hyper metabolic state, requiring parenteral nutrition1, especially when combined with malnutrition and impaired immune function, are particularly at risk of developing impaired gut barrier function. Its consequences and nutritional support will be discussed here.
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