ENTERAL nutrition may be better than PARENTERAL nutrition for acute pancreatitis

ENTERAL nutrition may be better than PARENTERAL nutrition for acute pancreatitis.

We all know the adage, "If the gut works, use it." But parenteral nutrition is thought to rest the pancreas. It's usually continued until pain level...nausea...and vomiting decrease.

Enteral nutrition can be used in patients with mild to severe pancreatitis. It decreases cost and risk of infection.

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