Complications of emergency refeeding in anorexia nervosa: case series and review
Webb, G.J., Smith, K., Thurby-Pelham, F., Smith, T., Stroud, M.A. and De Silva, A.N. (2011) Complications of emergency refeeding in anorexia nervosa: case series and review. Acute Medicine, 10, (2), 69-76. (PMID:22041604).
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The refeeding syndrome is common among patients with anorexia nervosa. It may be lethal and has many manifestations. We report a case series of 14 anorexic patients admitted for feeding to a single British centre. There was a high prevalence of the refeeding syndrome, with three cases requiring higher dependency unit support and one death. We present a review of the refeeding syndrome in anorectics and highlight our impression that infection among such patients may be serious and under-recognised.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Human Development and Health
|Date Deposited:||31 May 2012 13:32|
|Last Modified:||31 May 2012 13:32|
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