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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Human Development & Health


Local EPrints ID: 339850
ISSN: 1747-4884
PURE UUID: 45773043-67fd-4b10-9b51-1a18f2bb402c

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Date deposited: 31 May 2012 13:32
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:51

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Author: G.J. Webb
Author: K. Smith
Author: F. Thurby-Pelham
Author: T. Smith
Author: M.A. Stroud
Author: A.N. De Silva

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