Basics in clinical nutrition: Complications of enteral nutrition

Gyorgy Bodoky, Luiza Kent-Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

4 Citations (Scopus)


The type and frequency of complications during EN may be related to the formulation and delivery of the diets, as well as the underlying disease. There are three major categories of EN complications: gastrointestinal, mechanical and metabolic. GI complications are undoubtedly the most frequently described. Careful consideration should be given to the use of enteral nutrition therapy, but once implemented, close monitoring of patients is an efficient safeguard against complications and side effects. Similarly to the development of an enteral product formulary, standards of practice for delivery and monitoring of EN should be established and followed by all the staff involved in nutritional therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e209-e211
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Cite this