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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


GOMEZ-LOPEZ, L. et al. Current status of pediatric home enteral nutrition in Spain: The importance of the NEPAD register. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.5, pp.810-813. ISSN 1699-5198.

Abstract Home enteral nutrition (HEN) is a type of enteral nutrition (EN) which is becoming progressively more widespread in pediatrics due to the benefits it affords to patients, their families and to reducing hospital costs. However, the true extent of its use is unknown in Spain as the data-base set up for this purpose is still underused (Registro de Nutrición Enteral Pediátrica Ambulatoria y Domiciliaria -NEPAD-). More thorough registration of patients in the NEPAD online register will provide information about the characteristics of HEN in Spain: prevalence, diagnosis, the population sector being administered HEN, complications and developments. Likewise, forecast and planning of the necessary resources could be made while those in use could be analysed.

Keywords : Home enteral nutrition; Online pediatric register; NEPAD.

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