Supplementation for diarrhea control in hospitalized geriatric patients on enteral nutrition

Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging

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Supplementation for diarrhea control in hospitalized geriatric patients on enteral nutrition

Ano: 2019 | Volume: 13 | Número: 1
Autores: Janaina Bach Naslowski Pocidoni; Magda Rosa Ramos da Cruz; Ivone Mayumi Ikeda Morimoto; Ludimilla Mendonça; Camila Werner Engelhardt; Jaqueline Naomi Fujimura
Autor Correspondente: Janaina Pocidoni | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: older adults; enteral nutrition; diarrhea; probiotics; symbiotics.

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OBJECTIVE: To compare results of prebiotic, probiotic and synbiotic supplementation for the control of diarrhea in older patients receiving enteral nutritional therapy during hospitalization at a school hospital in Curitiba, state of Paraná. METHODS: The study was retrospective, by analysis of medical records corresponding to the visits performed between 2014 and 2018.
RESULTS: A total of 75 patients were analyzed. The time of occurrence of diarrhea ranged from 1 to 16 days, with a mean of 2.69 days after the onset of therapy for reestablishment of the intestinal microbiota. As for the therapies introduced, 8 possible prescriptions of isolated and / or combined supplements were found as the first choice. Of the patients analyzed, 52% switched from supplementation during the occurrence of diarrhea; some using up to 5 different products. Of the 48% of patients who used a single product / combination from the beginning to the end of diarrhea, they generally started with a higher dose and decreased over time, with those starting at a lower dose having to increase it to stop diarrhea. In addition, there was statistical significance when comparing the time of diarrhea between patients who received a single product / combination and those who did supplemental exchanges throughout the treatment.
CONCLUSION: Establishing a single prescription, whether of isolated or combined products and sticking to it, besides starting with a higher dose, seems more effective in controlling diarrhea in hospitalized geriatric patients, reinforcing the importance of establishing a protocol for prescription.