Enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) can be a difficult nutritional challenge. In this webinar, Drs. Yeh and Arenas will explore the medical and surgical management of ECF as it relates to the provision of nutrition. They will also examine who is an appropriate candidate for a trial of enteral nutrition and describe the practice of fistuloclysis. Additionally, nutrient loss and TPN use in these patients will be discussed.
Describe what an ECF is and how it can affect nutrient uptake
Determine who is an appropriate candidate for a trial of enteral nutrition and who is a candidate for parenteral nutrition
Describe fistuloclysis and its role in the treatment of ECF
Discuss medical and surgical treatments for ECF
Department of Surgery, University of Miami Ryder Trauma Center, Miami, FL
MD, FACS, FASPEN,
Department of Surgery, Intestinal Failure Unit, San Javier Hospital, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico