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Title Refeeding hypophosphataemia
Description Describes one factor in the refeeding syndrome
Creation Date 08 November 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
The “refeeding syndrome” refers to a state of electrolyte, metabolic and physiologic imbalance induced in patients recommencing feeding, either orally, enterally or parentally, after a period of starvation or weight loss. It has been observed following starvation, in anorexics, in cancer patients, in ICU cases, and in those undergoing total parenteral nutrition. This paper focuses on hypophosphataemia and its management.
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