On February 7, Adventia, in collaboration with the Rey Juan Carlos University Hospital, organized a training session on "Milestones in Enteral Nutrition."
In it, the doctor-specialist in Endocrinology and Nutrition, Head of the Nutrition area in the Hospital Section and coordinator and speaker at the conference, Dr. María Blanca Martínez-Barbeito, recalled that enteral nutrition requires multidisciplinary work that cross-link the specialty of Endocrinology and Nutrition with Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Digestive.
In the opinion of Dr. Blanca Martínez-Barbeito “Although this nutritional support is more widespread among patients with diseases such as diabetes, diabetic nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease and acute pancreatitis, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and other factors such as age also pose a risk of malnutrition and require an adequate nutritional approach”.
Likewise, the specialist alluded to the study 'PREDyCES', of the Spanish Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SENPE), which establishes that malnutrition related to the disease affects 23.7 percent of hospitalized patients, a figure that increases up to 38 percent in those over 70 years and up to 50 percent beyond 85 years.
Among the types of patients affected, the session made particular reference to those motivated by diabetes, due to its prevalence and the multiple reasons that can lead to hospital admission but also to other pathologies, such as advanced chronic kidney failure, since approximately one a third of the patients suffer from hospital malnutrition; severe acute pancreatitis, due to its impact on nutritional status; and inflammatory bowel disease, a less frequent pathology that requires specific nutritional support.