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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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ARENAS VILLAFRANCA, José Javier et al. High output stoma: detection and approach. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.6, pp.1391-1396. ISSN 1699-5198.

High output stoma is a frequent complication in patients with ileostomies that is not well identified and is not often properly addressed by clinicians. It has not been described properly, and can vary between debits of 2.000ml in 24 h to 1.500 ml in 3-5 days, according to different authors. Frequently presents both short-term and long-term negative implications for patients and is associated with readmissions. We present a review of published literature focusing in surgical resection-related factors that influence a later appearance of this complication, causes involved in its development, the need to establish a clear and objective concept of high ouput as well as the negative implications it presents. Also we develop how should we the management of these patients regarding treatment and nutritional approach.

Keywords : High Output Stoma; Detection; Approach; Hypomagnesemia; Causes.

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