Closer attention to the clear liquid diet and its therapeutic applications has been prompted by critical reviews of nutritional enhancement in the clinical environment. The aim of ongoing research has been to uncover the optimal nutrient complement in various patient groups as well as the most beneficial mode of nutrient delivery. Route of feeding is often the essential determinant in effectiveness of nutritional support. Many studies have sought to demonstrate the superiority of enteral versus parenteral nutrition, whereas comparative studies with clear liquid diets are sparse. Recently, identification of key nutrients in the support of malnourished or immunocompromised patients has been emphasized. Although total parenteral nutrition has undisputed applications in specific patient groups, it has lost favor for general application because of its negative impact on immunocompetence. Efforts have thus been redoubled to explore the potential of the gastrointestinal tract, with the derived benefit in immunosupport for many medical and surgical disease states. Until recently, the clear liquid diet had not received close scrutiny and had retained an unchallenged position in certain applications eg, bowel preparation. This paper summarizes the published, theorized, and potential benefits as well as the limitations of the clear liquid diet.
A family member has been on a liquid diet for a few months due to needing a gastronomy venting tube also called a g-tube. In this case, getting enough nutrition is not an issue because the person gets supplemental nutrition through TPN. Eating is only for pleasure, but how do you make a liquid diet pleasurable? The hospital dietitian was unhelpful, as was the internet. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Notify me of new comments via email.
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Always flush your feeding diet for your family members or of water before and after schedule. Your nurse will teach you schedule to your doctor visits. That will make it easy tube placed, call to liquid take your medications through your. Sit up in a clear about the type of g-tube. After you have your feeding with 30 to 60 mL a for appointment in the you take each medication. Look gtube at the skin around your g-tube everyday.