ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Immediate oral refeeding in patients with mild and moderate acute pancreatitis

    Dr. Mohit Sharma, Dr. Varsha Choudhary, Dr. Uzma Padwal, Dr. Shyam Kumar Gupta, Dr. Ratnakar Sharma
    JCDR. 2023: 2083-2087


    To assess the effects of mild and moderate acute pancreatitis (AP) patients receiving early oral refeeding (EORF) versus conventional oral refeeding (CORF). Methods: From February 2022 to August 2022, this randomised controlled study was conducted in the surgery department. In all, 120 participants were enrolled in the trial. Patients were split into Group-A and Group-B. Each group had thirty patients. Patients in Group-A were on EORF (feeding began within 12 hours of onset), whereas those in Group-B were primarily on CORF (feeding began after 12 hours of presentation). Results: 58 (48.3%) of the 120 patients had mild AP, and 62 (51.6%) had moderate pancreatitis. Table-I shows the distribution of the AP aetiology by gender. The patients getting EORF had shorter hospital stays than those receiving CORF, which was statistically significant difference in LOHS between the two groups. Conclusion: Early oral feeding is practical, safe, and has better results than routine oral refeeding in patients with mild to moderate acute pancreatitis.


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