Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2010 / Article / Figbox 2

Review Article

Nutritional Rehabilitation: Practical Guidelines for Refeeding the Anorectic Patient

Box 2

Potential indications for TPN or enteral feeding.
Multiple previous unsuccessful attempts at dietary treatment.
Life-threatening weight loss of more than 40 percent below ideal body weight.
Worsening and severe psychological or physical state or complete noncompliance despite standard therapy.
Patient is unwilling or unable to cooperate with oral feedings.

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