Clinical Research

Impact of a natural versus commercial enteral-feeding on the occurrence of diarrhea in critically ill cardiac surgery patients. A retrospective cohort study


Administration of a blenderized diet based on natural food for enteral feeding can reduce the incidence of diarrhea in cardiac surgery critically ill patients. This strategy may reduce the risk of diarrhea-associated malnutrition and systemic and local complications, also having a positive impact on nursing workload and patient wellbeing.