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enteric

 [en-ter´ik]
pertaining to the small intestine; called also enteral.
enteric-coated of tablets, having a special coating that prevents release and absorption of their contents until they reach the intestine.

en·ter·al

(en'tĕr-ăl),
Within, or by way of, the intestine or gastrointestinal tract, especially as distinguished from parenteral.
[G. enteron, intestine]

enteral

/en·ter·al/ (en´ter'l) enteric.

enteral

[en′tərəl, enter′əl]
Etymology: Gk, enteron, bowel
within the small intestine, or via the small intestine.

en·ter·al

(en'tĕr-ăl)
Within, or by way of, the intestine or gastrointestinal tract, especially as distinguished from parenteral. A term used to describe tube feedings.
[G. enteron, intestine]

enteral

Within the gut (gastrointestinal tract).

en·ter·al

, enteric (en'tĕr-ăl, -terik)
Within, or by way of, the intestine or gastrointestinal tract.
[G. enteron, intestine]

enteral (en´tərəl),

adj directly into the gastrointestinal tract; pertains to tube feedings that may be necessary when a patient cannot ingest food orally.

enteral

within, by way of, or pertaining to the intestine.

enteral feeding
delivery of nutrients directly into the stomach, duodenum or jejunum. Called also enteral nutrition.
enteral nutrition
see enteral feeding (above).
enteral tube
the feeding tube positioned in the alimentary tract for administration of nutrients. See also enterostomy tube.
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For the diabetes patient population requiring total enteral nutrition, information is needed on the best glucose therapy agent that will maintain tube patency and affect patient safety, nursing practice, quality of care, the total calories and carbohydrate that patients receive, and the costs associated with enteral tube replacement.
Oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding, and parenteral nutrition.
If the patient remains with the FST and begins oral alimentation, the enteral tube feeds are reduced in proportion to the volume of oral feeds until full oral alimentation is achieved.
In a prospective study evaluating factors that place a child at risk for improper placement or displacement of enteral tubes, Ellett and Beckstrand (1999) found that coma, inactivity, dysphagia, and the use of Argyle[R] tubes increased the risk of tube placement error.
Patient 4 failed to respond to Seihai-to therapy even after she resigned from taking meals orally and were feeded through an enteral tube.
Krynski, "Decisions about Enteral Tube Feeding among the Elderly," Journal of the American Gerontological Society 41 (1993): 70-77.
Cooperation and appropriate nursing care were more likely to occur when nurses had knowledge of enteral tube feedings and patient care, an explicit understanding of their nursing responsibilities in caring for the patient, and commitment to patient-related care.
Unfortunately, there is no standard definition for enteral tube feeding intolerance.
Ozuna J, Friel P: Effect of enteral tube feeding on serum phenytoin levels.
Patients who benefit from enteral tube feeding include post-stroke and head and neck trauma victims, and those with cancer, gastrointestinal and esophageal disorders.
Lot 1: Oral and Enteral Nutrition and Dietary Products (Oral Nutritional Supplements, Enteral Tube Feeds and Specialist Nutrition Products), Enteral Feeding Pumps and Pump Consumables; Maintenance and Support Services; Home Enteral Nutrition Service; In reach training and education for enterally fed hospital patients.
New enteral tube feeding connectors are now available.