Enteral Nutrition and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Hastings, Yvonne, White, Melinda and Young, Jeanine (2006) Enteral Nutrition and Bone Marrow Transplantation. Journal of pediatric oncology nursing, 23 2: 103-110. doi:10.1177/1043454205285866

Author Hastings, Yvonne
White, Melinda
Young, Jeanine
Title Enteral Nutrition and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Journal name Journal of pediatric oncology nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1043-4542
Publication date 2006-03-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1043454205285866
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 103
End page 110
Total pages 8
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Subject 1110 Nursing
Abstract This retrospective study evaluated the efficacy of enteral nutrition for pediatric patients undergoing the challenging treatment of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. During the period from January 1999 to May 2000, 15 patients were transplant recipients. On admission to the hospital, 87% of patients were above the 50th percentile for weight for age. Nasogastric tubes were inserted while platelet counts remained greater than 50 x 109 mL/L. A specialized elemental formula for pediatric patients was commenced. These feeds were administered continuously and were titrated until caloric requirement or tolerance level had been achieved. During hospitalization for bone marrow transplantation, enteral nutrition was the major form of nutritional support for all patients. Enteral feeds continued even during maximal gut toxicity and were supported with antiemetics and analgesia. There were insignificant weight fluctuations during hospitalization, with 80% of children above the 50th percentile weight for age being discharged. Enteral nutrition via a nasogastric tube was effective in the provision of nutrition during bone marrow transplantation and continues to have an important role in this unit.
Keyword pediatric
bone marrow transplantation
nutritional status
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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