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Table 3 Comparison of the characteristics of nutrition between the children with shock and the other critically ill patients who received postpyloric nutrition

From: Postpyloric enteral nutrition in the critically ill child with shock: a prospective observational study

  SHOCK Other patients p
Number of patients 65 461  
Parenteral nutrition    
Patients (number, %)
(median, range)
14 (21.5%)
4 (1–30)
80 (17.4%)
6 (0–99)
.391
.956
Days before TEN (median, range) 2 (0.1–28) 2 (0.4–90) .431
Initiation of the TEN within the first 48 h after admission 44 (67.6%) 284 (61.6%) .275
Calorie intake in the first 24 h of TEN (kcal/100 kcal metabolised/day) (median, range) 44.6 (20–79) 48.5 (27.5–107) .373
Maximum calorie intake (kcal/100 kcal metabolised/day) (median, range) 83 (15–121) 84 (15–162) .106
TEN duration (days) (median, range) 13 (0.4–240) 7 (0.5–140) .020
Gastrointestinal complications 20 (30.7%) 42 (9.1%) .0001
Abdominal distension/excessive gastric residue 10 (15.4%) 23 (5%) .004
Diarrhoea 13 (20%) 21 (4.6%) .0001
Necrotising enterocolitis 1 (1.5%) 2 (0.4%) .432
Duodenal perforation 1 (1.5%) 0 -
Definitive suspension of TEN 6 (9.2%) 5 (1%) .0001