Clinical Science of Nutrition
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Nutrition treatment in pediatric burns patients

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Independent, Nutrition and Dietitians, İstanbul, Turkey

Clin Sci Nutr 2020; 2: 53-67
DOI: 10.5152/ClinSciNutr.2021.978
Read: 91 Downloads: 14 Published: 18 February 2021

Burn trauma causes obvious pathophysiological disorders that potentially affect the organ systems. For this reason, there are specific nutrient needs that require aggressive food intervention after burns. Nutritional support in burn patients differs from general intensive care patients. The nutritional support to be applied during the hospitalization process is changed and even changed according to the developments during the disease period. Therefore, a multidisciplinary approach must be provided for patient nutritional support planning. Nutritional support of pediatric burn patient is one of the important issues in the continuity of care. Early nutrition support is widely accepted as a standard of care. Estimating calorie needs remains a poorly defined science, and direct measurement is often impractical. Enteral nutrition, both safety concerns and care, are the preferred route for the benefits of intestinal mucosal integrity. Additional substances and pharmacological agents have been advocated by some people, but there is no consensus on their routine use. The clinician should still pay attention to reasonable judgment and the overall progress of the patient to maximize results. With the use of aggressive resuscitation, nutritional support, infection control, surgical treatment and early rehabilitation, as well as multidisciplinary collaboration, better psychological and physical outcomes can be achieved for burn children.

Cite this article as: Bul C. Nutrition treatment in pediatric burns patients. Clin Sci Nutr 2020; 2(2): 53-67.

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