Nutritional management of children with cerebral palsy

Bell, K. L. and Samson-Fang, L. (2013) Nutritional management of children with cerebral palsy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67 Suppl. .2: s13-s16. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2013.225

Author Bell, K. L.
Samson-Fang, L.
Title Nutritional management of children with cerebral palsy
Journal name European Journal of Clinical Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0954-3007
Publication date 2013-12-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/ejcn.2013.225
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 67
Issue Suppl. .2
Start page s13
End page s16
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract Children with severe cerebral palsy and particularly those with oropharyngeal dysfunction are at risk of poor nutritional status. Determining the need and the mode of nutritional intervention is multifactorial and requires multiple methodologies. First-line treatment typically involves oral nutritional support for those children who are safe to consume an oral diet. Enteral tube feeding may need to be considered in children with undernutrition where poor weight gain continues despite oral nutritional support, or in those with oropharyngeal dysphagia and an unsafe swallow. Estimates for energy and protein requirements provide a starting point only, and ongoing assessment and monitoring is essential to ensure nutritional needs are being met, that complications are adequately managed and to avoid over or under feeding.
Keyword Cerebral palsy
Nutritional requirements
Dietary intake
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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